The Foothill-De Anza Community College District Police Department became a full-service, California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) recognized law enforcement agency in 2001. Prior to 2001, Foothill College in Los Altos Hills and De Anza College in Cupertino, maintained separate departments. While Foothill had POST certified, armed, uniformed officers, De Anza 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 students, factulty and staff of both campuses.