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.

The Chabot College Department of Campus Safety and Security is a unique partnership between Chabot College and the Hayward Police Department. This blend of police and civilian staff affords a greater range of efficient services to our campus community.
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.
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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.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.
Cops and kids out in the community

Hayward Police Acitivities League (Hayward PAL) is part of our mission to enhance the quality of life in Hayward by focusing on being proactive and prevention-oriented in the community to develop cooperation, coordination, and relationships between youth, police and community through recreation and cultural enrichment.
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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.
A police department employee with a group of children in front of the police department

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.
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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.
A group of Hayward youth and police officers

The Hayward Police Department’s Community Youth Academy is a week long program offered annually each summer.