police services


The Foothill-De Anza Police Department provides law enforcement services from 6 am to 12 midnight, seven days a week at the Foothill and De Anza campuses. Patrol operations are managed by two Sergeants, staffed with ten police officers working 10-hour shifts. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office provides police services from 12 midnight to 6 am.

Our mission is to provide safety and security by protecting the College community and its assets. This is effectively achieved through community engagement and partnerships. Through our close, professional working relationship with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office (who provides service in Cupertino and Los Altos Hills), Foothill-De Anza Police officers are available to render aid to the Sheriff's Office for calls surrounding the Foothill and De Anza campuses.

To fulfill the responsibility of providing public safety and security for Foothill and De Anza Community Colleges, the Foothill-De Anza Police Department utilizes a multifaceted approach. The Foothill-De Anza Police Department provides high visibility patrol using vehicular, motorcycle, bicycle, and foot patrols. Our full-service Police Department balances reactive responses to criminal incidents and emergencies with a proactive focus on reducing or preventing criminal activity that may compromise public safety and security.The Patrol Division oversees the following specialty units: Field Training Program, Crime Scene/Evidence Technicians, Motorcycle Team, and Bicycle Patrol Team.

Police Safety Escort

  • Police can accompany you to your class, car or bus stop between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Please call 650.949.7313 to request a safety escort.

Campus Patrol

  • The campus is patrolled 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays, by officers from the Foothill - De Anza District Police and Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department.

Parking Citations

  • For questions about parking rules or citations, please contract district police at the nonemergency phone number, 650.949.7313 or visit the Parking Citation website.

290 Registration

Anyone needing to register per Section 290 of the California Penal Code must contact the Records Supervisor to make an appointment.

Joe Mauss, Records & Communications Supervisor
(650) 949-7513,

Bike & Property Registration

The goal of the Bike & Property Registration Form is to allow students to register their personal property and store that information for future queries. This will speed the recovery of lost or stolen items if such an event should occur. This will also provide data for the Foothill-De Anza Police Department's use in tracking crime trends on the two campuses.

Please use our Bike & Property Registration Form.