Insignia of the Foothill-DeAnza College District Police Department


The Foothill-DeAnza College District Police Department became a full-service, California POST recognized law enforcement agency in 2001. Prior to 2001, Foothill College in Los Altos Hills and DeAnza College in Cupertino, maintained separate departments. While Foothill had uniformed, armed officers, DeAnza only had unarmed officers, who wore polo shirts and slacks. With changes in the law and events that had occurred on the campuses, the college district decided to combine their resources and provide full police services to the faculty, staff and students of both campuses.


Patches

Below are some of the known examples of insignia worn by members of the Foothill and DeAnza College Police (Safety & Security) Departments over the years.

Foothill-DeAnza College District Police

CURRENT STYLE (25K) - The current style patch was introduced in 2001. It was designed and implemented after the consolidation of the two departments. The patch is "CHP" shaped, with a blue twill background and gold lettering. In the center is a seven point gold badge, with a full color California State seal in the middle. Around the State seal are the words, "FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COLLEGE DIST." At the top of the patch, above the badge is the word, "POLICE". A gold stripe separates the word "POLICE" from the lower portion of the patch with the badge.

NEW BADGE PATCH (41K) - First authorized for wear in October 2003, this patch is worn in place of the regulation metal badge. It is currently authorized to be worn on uniform BDU's (blue Battle Dress Uniforms), cold weather jacket, polo shirt and baseball cap. It is a seven-point star, with silver bullion embroidery. The patch has a full color California State seal in the center. The top banner has the word "POLICE", with "FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COLLEGE DISTRICT" around the State seal, in blue lettering.

OLD BADGE PATCH (10K) - This patch is round, with a blue twill background, with a white seven-point badge in the center. Inside the badge is the word "POLICE". Above the badge is the word "FOOTHILL" and below the badge is "De ANZA".

Foothill College Police Department

FOOTHILL COLLEGE PD (24K) - This patch was worn by members of the Foothill Police Dept. from approx. 1978 to 2001, when the current patch was introduced. The patch is "CHP" shaped, with a blue twill background and gold lettering. In the center is a seven point star, with the Foothill Commiunity College District logo in the center. Around the logo are the words, "FOOTHILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT." At the top of the patch, above the star are the words, "CAMPUS POLICE", with "FOOTHILL" below.

DeAnza College Safety & Security Department

DE ANZA COLLEGE - Peace Officer (15K) - This patch was worn by "peace officers" working at De Anza College from approx. 1998 to 2001. It was worn on BDU's, polo shirts and ball caps. The patch is round, with a blue twill background. In the center is a gold badge, with a full color California State seal in the middle. Around the State seal are the words, "PEACE OFFICER" and "DE ANZA COLLEGE."

DE ANZA COLLEGE - Campus Safety (23K) - This patch was worn by "peace officers" at DeAnza from approx. 1998 to 2001. It was worn on BDU's and cold weather jackets. The patch is "CHP" shaped, with a blue twill background and gold lettering. In the center is a seven point star, with a full color California State seal in the center. At the top are the words, "DE ANZA COLLEGE" and "CAMPUS SAFETY" embroidered in gold.

DE ANZA COLLEGE - Campus Security (26K) - This patch was worn by campus security officers from approx. 1998 to 2001. The patch is "CHP" shaped, with a blue twill background and gold lettering. In the center is a seven point star, with a full color California State seal in the center. At the top are the words,"CAMPUS SECURITY" and "DE ANZA" embroidered in gold. Note the unusual purple color used in the State seal.


Door Seals

NOTE: Current patrol cars do not have "door seals", but have stylized graphics.

PRIOR STYLE (63K) - This door seal was introduced in 19xx and used until 2001. The change was made to coincide with the consolidation of the two college agencies. The door seal was a blue, seven point star, with a gold California State seal in the center. It had gold lettering around the State seal, "Foothhill -DeAnza" and "College District", with "POLICE" in gold letters, in a banner across the top.

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