Downtown Ambassadors

The Ambassador Program consists of volunteers trained to provide foot patrol services in the downtown Hayward area. An Ambassador usually volunteers about 2 hours per week. Ambassadors are recognizable by their green Ambassador jackets and receive special training from the Police Department.
Business Watch

Business Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of business owners, managers, and employees in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their work environment.
Community Academy

The Hayward Police Department’s Community Academy is a certified educational program designed to give participants a working knowledge of the City of Hayward’s Police Department. We're focused on assisting community members in their own problem solving efforts through partnership and shared responsibility.
Crime Analysis

Providing timely and accurate tactical, strategic, administrative and operational intelligence analysis of data relating to crime in support of the agency’s goals and community oriented policing efforts.
Crime Free Multi-Housing

A certification program to help owners, managers and residents of rental property to keep illegal activity off their property.
False Alarm Reduction Program

Hayward Police respond to nearly 6,500 alarms a year; these include robbery, hold-up, panic, and duress alarms. Approximately 97% are false, which impacts quick and efficient response to real emergencies. Our False Alarm Reduction Program addresses this serious issue.
Hayward E.Y.E.S. Program

The Online Surveillance Camera Program (“Program”) is a program that allows persons and/or businesses to register their privately owned surveillance camera systems with the Hayward Police Department (“Department”).Registration is voluntary and at no cost to the participant.
Neighborhood Alert Program

Hayward Neighborhood Alert, in partnership with the Hayward Police Department, establishes Neighborhood Watch Groups, educating and supporting them in crime prevention and safety to improve the quality of life in the City of Hayward.
Police Department Tours

The Hayward Police Department provides tours of the Police facility, allowing residents and visitors to view the Communications Center, Jail-Sally Port, Investigations Bureau, Traffic Bureau-Motorcycle Unit, Records Bureau, Command Offices, and other selected areas.
Reserve Officer Program

The Hayward Reserve Police Bureau is a volunteer organization, whose members supplement full time paid officers.The Reserves have been in existence since the 1950’s and continue to play a critical role in the activities of the Hayward Police Department.
Hayward Police Ride Along Program

Get a first-hand look at law enforcement through the eyes of one of our officers. Members of the community may ride along with uniformed Hayward police officers while they perform their shift patrol duties.
Stop Graffiti Rewards Program

Graffiti devalues property, invites crime, and gives an impression that a community is an unsafe and undesirable place to live and do business. The City of Hayward provides a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a graffiti vandal.
VIPS: Volunteers in Police Services

Keeping Hayward safe is a big job and we take all the help we can get. Our "Volunteers in Police Services" program gives Hayward residents the opportunity to lend their time and expertise to a wide variety of support functions with HPD.