Requests for services may be made at either location from 6 am to 12 midnight, 7 days a week. All crimes and accidents occurring within the Foothill-De Anza Community College jurisdiction should be reported immediately to ensure that appropriate action is taken. If someone's behavior or the situation is disturbing, threatening, or out of the ordinary, call the Foothill-De Anza Police Department who will respond and assess the situation. Crimes, accidents, or suspicious activity occurring outside the Foothill-De Anza Police jurisdiction should be reported immediately to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction.
What Happens if a Police Officer Stops Your Vehicle?
"Why did you stop me?" is the first question an officer usually hears.
Moving violations are the most common reasons a vehicle is stopped. Some examples include speeding offenses, failure to stop at a red light or a stop sign, failure to use a turn signal, or not having a child properly restrained.
Registration or equipment violations are other reasons an officer may stop a vehicle. It is not unusual for a driver to be in violation of a law without knowing it. This is why police officers may sometimes issue "courtesy warnings."
Criminal investigations often involve searching for a getaway car. In today's mobile society, criminals often use cars or trucks to facilitate their crime. Your vehicle may match the description of a suspect's vehicle.
Courtesy or safety concerns are another reason an officer might stop your vehicle. For instance, your trunk may be open, or something may be hanging from under your vehicle.
Some Rules of the Road
Carry Proper Identification
When driving a motor vehicle, you must have in your possession:
Emergencies or Crimes in Progress
To report crimes in progress, or other police, fire, or medical emergencies on campus, dial 9-1-1 from any campus phone, or 408-924-8000 from your cell phone.
Emergencies can also be reported by using one of the "Blue Light" emergency telephones located throughout the campus and parking areas on both campuses. Even if you are unable to speak, the dispatcher can locate the phone from which you are calling and a police officer will be dispatched to your location.
Non-Emergencies For NON-EMERGENCY calls for assistance, call the Foothill-De Anza Police Department at 650-949-7313.
Cell Phone Users Cell phone users may request emergency and non-emergency assistance by dialing 408-924-8000. Dialing 9-1-1 from a cell phone may be received by the California Highway Patrol or another local law enforcement agency and result in a longer response time for assistance.
To comply with California Penal Code Section 832.5, the Foothill-DeAnza Community College District Police Department has established a procedure to investigate complaints by members of the public against personnel of the department (PC 832.5 (a)(1)).
The following is an outline of the complaint process. The actual procedure is detailed and lengthy, to ensure accuracy and impartiality:
The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of any illicit drug or alcohol by students on district property, at district activities or events is prohibited.
The use of drugs and alcohol may pose significant health risks. Health Services at Foothill College and the Health Office at De Anza College offer additional information on the risks associated with the use of drugs and alcohol. You can also receive referral information for drug or alcohol counseling, treatment and rehabilitation programs from both health offices. For more information, call Foothill at 650-949-7243, or De Anza at 408-864-8732.
Employees and students may be suspended or expelled for the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol. Appropriate disciplinary action may also include requiring the completion of a rehabilitation program. The standards of conduct for students and the applicable sanctions for violating the standards are published in the Foothill Student Handbook, De Anza Student Handbook, and Board Policy #4500.
In order to provide a safe learning and working environment for students and employees, smoking is prohibited in all indoor and outdoor campus locations, with the exception of designated smoking areas. Smoking is prohibited in district vehicles. The District No-Smoking Policy can be found here and the associated Administrative Procedure can be found here.
" No Smoking" signs are conspicuously posted at building entrances and in employee lounges, restrooms, locker rooms, dressing areas, cafeterias, lunchrooms, stadium and sports facilities. In addition, designated areas for smoking will be clearly marked. Citations may be issued to violators of the No-Smoking Policy. Fines are $25 for first offense, $50 for second offense and $75 for third or subsequent violations.
This policy relies on the consideration and cooperation of smokers and non-smokers. It is the responsibility of all members of the district to observe and follow the guidelines. This policy shall be communicated to all employees annually and published in the colleges' Schedule of Classes, handbooks, websites, and other appropriate locations. The Foothill College Health Services Office provides a variety of smoking cessation aids. To learn more about these services, visit the Health Center in Room 5941 or call 650-949-7243.
The Foothill-De Anza Police Department will investigate allegations of sexual assault and take appropriate disciplinary, criminal, or legal action for any crimes that occur within its jurisdiction.
If the crime occurred at an off-campus location, but the victim reports the assault to the Foothill-De Anza Police Department, Police Officers will respond to the victim's location, if the victim is on-campus or at a nearby location. The Foothill-De Anza Police Officers will also contact the appropriate law enforcement agency to respond to the scene and request emergency medical services to respond if required.
Sexual Assault Information