suzanNe's law


Suzanne's Law requires local police to notify the National Crime Information Center when someone between the ages of 18 and 21 is reported missing. It was signed into law by President Bush as part of the national AMBER Alert Bill on April 30, 2003.

The federal law is named after Suzanne Lyall, a student at the State University of New York at Albany who has been missing since 1998. Previously police were only required to report missing persons under the age of 18. This law, sponsored by Congressman John E. Sweeney (R-NY), is intended to encourage police to initiate prompt investigations into missing young people.

This change in federal law will have little impact on the practices of the Foothill-De Anza Police Department because we have always been very aggressive in investigating reported missing persons.

What should I do if I think someone is stalking me?

If you believe that you are being stalked by someone on campus, contact the Foothill-De Anza Police Department and discuss the situation with us. While statistics clearly indicate that more women than men are victims of stalking behavior, both women and men can be victimized by stalking behavior.

We at the Foothill-De Anza Police Department urge you to contact us – the sooner the better. There are state and federal laws dealing with this criminal behavior and we may be able to help you.

The Foothill-De Anza Police Department is located at Foothill and De Anza campus locations and is open from 6:00 am to 12 midnight every day, seven days a week, including holidays. We can be reached by telephone at 650-949-7313 or by dialing 9-1-1 (in the event of an emergency), or 408-924-8000 from a cell phone.