This article is about Officer Foley, a female police officer from 2015. You may be looking for Officer Foley, a male police officer from the 1970s and 80s.
Foley (right in pic)
Biographical information
Date of birth1987
Age (1955)Not yet born
Age (1985)Not yet born
Age (2015)28
Physical description
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Behind-the-scenes information
Played byStephanie E. Williams
"Foley and Reese picked up the woman [Jennifer] between them — she looked so young, Foley kept wanting to think of her as a girl. She must have spent a bundle at one of those cosmetic factories. And she lived in a place like this [Hilldale]. Foley wondered if there might be something else going on here, the sort of thing that a good police officer should investigate. / But she didn't mention her thoughts to her partner. She already knew what Reese would say. Pure conjecture, Foley. There's no place in police procedure for conjecture. And Foley knew they didn't have time to investigate, either. They were too busy dealing with tranks and Lo-bos."
—From Back to the Future Part II by Craig Shaw Gardner (quote, pages 61 and 62)

Foley was one of two female police officers in Unit N11-11, the other being Reese.


Foley and Reese recovered Jennifer Parker in an alleyway on October 21, 2015. Assuming she was the Jennifer of the future, they had wondered what she was doing unconscious in the alleyway. They carried out a procedure called a 'thumb check' on her with an identa-pad, which identified her as "Jennifer McFly". Finding no outstanding warrants or citations against Jennifer, they assumed she was drunk, and flew her back home in their squad car to her future residence in Hilldale. Officer Reese remarked having to do this with disdain, as it would be nightfall by the time they arrived and a likely increase in disorder in that neighborhood. Foley nodded agreement, adding that she was amazed this 47-year old woman had such baby soft skin, and remarked "Must have been one hell of a face lift".

Foley and Reese wore peaked caps with an electronic readout affixed to the hatband, where the police badge would be normally.

Behind the scenes[]

  • Officer Foley was portrayed by actress Stephanie E. Williams.
  • It is likely that Foley was the daughter of Officer Foley, a police officer in the 1980s.
  • Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis generally used the names Reese and Foley in scripts to describe any pair of police officers. In the first draft of Back to the Future, Foley and Reese were two men, officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, who came to arrest "Professor Brown". Other characters named "Foley" were a "theater cop" in I Wanna Hold Your Hand; a Private Foley in 1941 (played by John Candy, with Mickey Rourke as Private Reese); and a character in Used Cars.


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