Campus Outreach


The Foothill-De Anza Police Department is dedicated to building campus and community partnerships with students, faculty, staff, and those that visit our college campuses.

Our programs are designed to encourage conversation, education, trust, participation and allow opportunities for engagement with officers, CSO’s and dispatchers. Overall crime prevention is best achieved by partnerships with the campus, community, and the police department. Here are some of our upcoming outreach programs from Foothill-De Anza Police Department:

Coffee with a Cop

Boba with a Cop

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Foothill Cesar Chavez Plaza

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
De Anza Main Quad

Building relationships. One cup at a time. Our Coffee with a Cop in Fall and Winter and Boba with a Cop in Spring and Summer bring police officers and the community members they serve together to discuss issues and learn more about each other.

The event is designed to bridge the gap between community and law enforcement, and encourage communication and positive interactions between police officers and the public. We're in the news! Check out the article from De Anza's La Voz News here about our recent Coffee with a Cop at De Anza.

Police & Community Forum

Town Hall

Tuesday, June 4, 2024
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
De Anza Conference Room A/B

We are excited to welcome Foothill-De Anza college community stakeholders to a town hall-style meeting. This forum is intended to bring simple to complex issues open for discussion, address various concerns, and create a great opportunity for the police department to share important information.

The purpose of the forum is to build dialogue and trust between the community and police department, and to build and maintain partnerships and continuous working relationships.

We welcome college community groups and members the opportunity to learn about our latest projects, programs, ask questions, give feedback, and stay informed. Forum meeting breakdown:

  • Frequency; once per quarter
  • Moderator or Facilitator present
  • One topic at a time

    Game Night

Game Night

Dates: TBA

Game Night (or a Game Day) community outreach program is hosted by Foothill De Anza  CCD Police Department for DRC & DSPS staff and students at Foothill and De Anza colleges. The game night program invites special populations from our college community to engage  in an all-inclusive, positive environment with uniformed police officers for fun, lighthearted activities that will help to build trust, mutual respect, and long-term collaborative partnerships. Game activities will be simple in nature. Some examples are:

• Checkers • Tic Tac Toe • Bingo • Corn hole • Battleship • Candy Land • Kickball • Creative activities • Crayons, coloring books

Know Your RightsKnow Your Rights

Dates: TBA

In this panel discussion, we invite legal experts and attorneys with FHDA PD to explore and describe various laws and what they require, understanding rights and responsibilities, and offer strategies for handling law enforcement interactions and encounters, while emphasizing learning and understanding on key issues.


Neighboring Agency Outreach

PAL kids

Dates: TBA

At Foothill De Anza Police Department, we welcome opportunities from neighboring agencies to support in their community outreach efforts. FHDA PD officers have joined Mountain View Police Department Police Activities League (PAL) officers for their Youth Extravaganza events at Rengstorff Park.

These carnival-style events promote health and mental wellness for youth of all ages with prizes for participation and a picnic meal provided for everyone. The events are free for local Mountain View youth and families.


Run Hide Defend

Thursday, May 30, 2024RHD class
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Virtual, register here.

Police Department presents Emergency Preparedness FREE Run Hide Defend Training. This 2-hour session is for Foothill-De Anza students, faculty, administrators and staff. We will provide a brief overview of campus safety awareness and response in the event of an active assailant.

Recent tragedies remind us that the risk and increase of attacks by an active assailant are real. Taking a few steps now to learn about preparedness can help you react quickly when every second counts. What can you do? Prepare yourself now by attending training provided by FHDA and learn helpful tools on how to protect yourself and others. Questions? Email Joy Garza


Shop with a Cop

Shop with a Cop

Dates: December, Annually

Each year, Chief Acosta and our officers help to support and partner with our local Shop with a Cop nonprofit organization to provide hundreds of students a holiday shopping spree along with local south Bay Area police officers. For many of the children, this special opportunity becomes one of the only holiday experiences they will have.

Shop with a Cop fosters continued mutual respect between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Through building trust in the community and changing the narrative, children see police officers through a different lens. These capacity-building programs also help at-risk youth achieve their fullest potential.