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
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, who recovered Jennifer Parker in an alleyway on October 21, 2015.

Assuming she was the Jennifer of the future, they flew her back home in their squad car to her future residence in Hilldale.

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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