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Foothill-De Anza Police BadgeDe Anza's campus security is managed by the Foothill-De Anza District Police.


Landline phoneFrom a campus phone: Dial 9-1-1
Dialing “9” before 9-1-1 from campus phones is NOT required.


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From a cell phone: 408.924.8000

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For non-emergencies, call 650.949.7313 or dial extension 7-3-1-3 from campus phones when requiring police assistance:

  • to report non-violent crimes such as theft
  • to report non-injury vehicle accidents
  • to report minor disturbances such as loud music
  • for assistance with unlocking doors, jump-starting a car, or obtaining a nighttime police escort
  • to inquire about parking issues, fingerprinting, lost and found items, and general district police information.

When calling the non-emergency number, you will be given an option to reach a Dispatcher 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even when our campus offices are closed.


FHDA District Police
De Anza Substation

De Anza Security Office



Hinson Campus Center, Lower Level, across from the Advanced Technology Center



7:00 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Sunday and all district holidays



The campus is patrolled 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holiday, by officers from the FHDA District Police and Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department.



Campus police can accompany you to your class, car or bus stop Monday-Friday between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Call 650.949.7313 to request an escort.



In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), codified at 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), De Anza College provides a crime statistics report.


The full Clery Act Annual Security Report may be obtained through the Foothill-De Anza Police Department at

  •  Ben RodriguezDirector, De Anza College Campus Safety/Security & Grounds.
Statement of Purpose
De Anza College Campus Safety/Security & Grounds Department
    De Anza Security Department recognizes a responsibility to state its organizational purpose. We exist to serve and protect a social and academic environment that sustains and encourages moral and intellectual growth.
    We facilitate this goal by being as proactive as possible in anticipating and preventing unsafe conditions, protecting facilities and property, and protecting individuals from the imprudent or illegal acts of others.
    To do this we seek educated, motivated men and women and train them to function as campus security officers. Their commitment is to improve the quality of life and security of our campus. Conflict resolution is their primary goal, to be realized through cooperation and understanding, or when necessary, through the imposition of administrative or legal sanction. Inherent in the application of sanctions is that such actions shall always be ethical and humanistic.
    We are committed to join with the community in the dissolution of prejudice and stereotypes. We realize, however, that our operational philosophy of "Peace-Keeping" and protecting the campus is a service that can exist only when it has the support and involvement of the total campus community. Therefore, we are dedicated to the development of a constructive partnership with all segments of the De Anza community in an effort to make this a safe and secure environment for learning and living together.
      Director, De Anza College Campus Safety/Security & Grounds.
Crime Reporting Procedures 20 U.S.C. 1092 A
    Working together, safety and security within the properties of De Anza College are everybody's business. No community can be totally risk-free in today's society. Students, faculty, staff and visitors are partners in creating an atmosphere that is safe and conducive for learning. De Anza College maintains a Safety and Security Department, with personnel available between 7:00 a.m and midnight. A person may report any criminal action or any other emergency between 7:00 a.m and midnight by calling 864-5555, or for emergencies, 864-8911. Persons may also come to the College Safety and Security Department located in the lower level of the Hinson Campus Center, across from the Advanced Technology Center.
    After midnight and before 7 a.m call 911 from a public telephone.Coins are not required when dialing 911.
Access to Campus Facilities 20 U.S.C. 1092 B
      Members of the public or public groups who would like to use campus buildings or areas other than during regularly scheduled work hours must secure from the Facilities Office a De Anza College Facility Event Request form for the date and time. The Campus Safety and Security Department receive approved copies of the
Facility Event
    Request forms.
    Campus buildings will normally be locked from 5:30 p.m. Friday to 6:30 a.m Monday. Campus Safety and Security personnel will unlock doors for weekend classes and other events as published in the Calendar of Events prepared by the Facilities Office.
    It is the responsibility of those who use rooms, offices and areas to lock access doors, turn off lights, and close windows. Facilities services staff and Campus Safety and Security staff will check many areas of the campus during off-hours but the primary responsibility for security lies with the user. Many campus rooms and areas are protected by intrusion alarms. Campus Safety and Security and individual staff members have alarm codes for access to their areas.
    Keys are provided to staff members on a need-to-enter basis as determined by the appropriate supervisor. Lost keys must be reported immediately to one's supervisor and to the Campus Safety and Security Department.
    Keys should never be loaned to other staff members or students. Campus Safety and Security personnel will confiscate any keys that have been specifically issued to a particular individual but which are in use by another. Unauthorized duplication of District keys is a misdemeanor.
    Keys are issued to faculty members in the College Services area in the Administration Building, Monday-Friday.
College Property
    No District property may be removed from the campus without expressed written permission from the department dean or area supervisor. Unauthorized removal of District property from the campus is a violation of the law and may be prosecuted by the District.
Campus Safety and Security 20 U.S.C. 1092 C
    De Anza College employs peace officers, community service officers, parking officers and student security officers. All peace officers are required by the college to successfully complete instruction under California Penal Code Sections 832 (Powers of Arrest) and 832.2 (School Peace Officers Training). Community service officers and parking officers are not peace officers but receive basic first-aid and CPR. Along with student security officers, they receive specialized training in campus safety and security operations. De Anza College has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department that provides assistance for incidents that require resources not available to De Anza College Campus Safety and Security Department.
Crime Prevention 20 U.S.C. 1092 D/E
    One of the essential ingredients of any successful crime prevention program is an informed public. It is the intent of De Anza College to inform students and staff, promptly, of any criminal activity or security problems which may pose a reasonable threat to their physical safety. Such information will be distributed to students through a brochure and through the La Voz student newspaper. Staff are informed through in-house memos or bulletins and regularly published newsletters.
    Another critical element of a campus safety program is training. The Campus Safety and Security Department, Health Services and Student Activities office sponsor programs on various topics ranging from sexual assault awareness to substance abuse prevention.
    Finally, all effective crime prevention programs include some measure of "people watching out for one another." All staff and students are asked to be Alert, Security-Conscious, and Involved. Call Campus Safety and Security, 864-5555 or 864-8911 for emergencies, whenever you see suspicious behavior, or any crime that is occurring.
Off Campus Crime 20 U.S.C. 1092 G
    The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department provides De Anza Campus Safety and Security with crime data for the areas surrounding the facilities operated by De Anza College. De Anza College will notify persons using these facilities when a security problem arises.
Substance Abuse 20 U.S.C. 1092 I
    According to Public Law 101-226, the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act Amendment of 1989, the Board of Trustees of the Foothill-De Anza College District prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on De Anza College property, and as part of any De Anza College-sponsored or sanctioned activity.
    Any student in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action up to, and including, expulsion from De Anza College. Faculty and staff are subject to termination from employment for violations of the standards of conduct as specified in collective bargaining agreements and the California Education Code.
    The Possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages by anyone on De Anza College controlled property (expect Flint Center Events) is a misdemeanor as per Standards of Student Conduct. The use, sale or possession of any illegal drug is a violation of state law and any person found in violation may be subject to arrest by federal, state, local or campus law enforcement authorities. Criminal prosecution is separate from any administrative discipline that may be imposed by the District.
Statistics 20 U.S.C. 1092 F
Year 1996 1997 1998
Murder  0 0 0
Sex offenses, forcible  0 0 0
Sex offenses, non forcible  0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 1
Aggravated assault  5 5 1
Burglary  3 3 2
Motor vehicle theft  9 12 6
  •  20 U.S.C. 1092 H
  •  Statistics concerning the number of arrests for the following crimes occurring on campus
Year 1996 1997 1998
Liquor law violations 2 1 0
Drug abuse violations 1 4 0
Weapons violations 0 0 0
Campus Safety and Security Services
    De Anza Campus Safety/Security & Grounds provides a variety of services for faculty, staff, students and visitors.
    Delivery of emergency medical messages: If someone in your family is injured or ill, Campus Safety/Security & Grounds will make every effort to contact you in your regularly scheduled class.
    Escort service to your car: If you're feeling uneasy about walking to your car or to some other destination on campus, just telephone Campus Safety and Security at least five minutes before you would like to leave. Campus Security officers will be glad to walk with you. Occasionally there may be a slight delay but only when they are handling another security task in need of an immediate response.
    Accident or theft on campus: Should you be involved in an incident such as an auto accident or the theft of you property, contact Campus Safety/Security & Grounds. If it's an emergency, call for immediate assistance to file a report. Reports are confidential, and upon your request, a copy may be sent to your insurance company for the purpose of the replacement or repair of your property.
    Lost and Found: Articles should be turned in, as well as claimed, between 7 a.m. and midnight any day of the week at the Campus Safety/Security & Grounds office. It is located in the lower level of the Hinson Campus Center,across from the Advanced Technology Center.Vehicle Assistance: Service is available to anyone who is locked out of a vehicle or whose vehicle is in need of a battery jump. Just go to the Campus Safety/Security & Grounds office and sign a form for permission. (Sorry, we cannot assist persons whose vehicles have power windows or power locks, or side air-bags, or assist with vehicles which are parked off campus.)

Emergency Telephones

Parking Structure Telephones:
    When you need to reach the Campus Safety/Security & Grounds office while you're in the parking structure, use one of the yellow emergency telephones on each level. They are directly below bright yellow signs which say "Emergency Telephone." Push the button, and your call will automatically be forwarded to the Campus Safety and Security office. After midnight, dial 911 at the public telephone near the ground floor elevators. Coins are not required when dialing 911.
Parking Lot Emergency Call Box Telephones:
    Yellow emergency call box telephones are located in parking lots B, C, and E. They are directly below blue and white signs which say "Call Box." Push the button, and your call automatically be forwarded to the Campus Safety and Security office. After midnight, dial 911 at a public telephone near the parking lots. Coins are not required when dialing 911.
On Campus Public Telephones:
    In case of an Emergency, use one of the public telephones located outside many buildings throughout the campus. Coins are not required when dialing 911.
Referral Agencies
The following referral agencies provide services FREE of charge.
    • Battered women 24 Hour Hotline (408) 279-2962
    • Rape 24 Hour Hotline (408) 287-3000
    • Suicide and Crisis Service 24 Hour Hotline (408) 279-3312
    • Psychiatric Service 24 Hour Hotline (408) 299-6234
For further information contact:
    • De Anza Heath Services (408) 864-8732
    • De Anza Counseling Services (408) 864-8730
    • Campus Safety/Security & Grounds Office (408) 864-5555
    • Emergency please call: (408) 864-8911

College Operations
Building: Admin Building
Contact: Sally Gore
Phone: 408.864.8758

Last Updated: 2/6/18