The Hayward Police Department hosts a community academy where our residents can participate in a series of classes to enhance their knowledge of our department.

The academy is free and open to residents who live or work in Hayward. Anyone who is over 18 years old, a resident of Hayward or someone who works in the city may participate.

This year's Community Academy will be completely virtual

During the sessions learn about: 

  • Community-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Philosophy
  • Hayward Neighborhood Alert
  • How to Effectively use Community Resources
  • Problem Solving
  • Community Preservation Services
  • SMASH / Beat Health
  • Police and Fire communications
  • Personal Safety
  • Narcotics and Drug Awareness
  • Identity Theft
  • Domestic Violence
  • Megan’s Law
  • Youth & Family Service Bureau
  • School Resource Officers
  • SWAT
  • K9 Unit
This is not a walk-in class, you must pre-register to attend. For details visit the Community Academy Program page on our website. 
Remote Participation
300 W. Winton Ave.
Via Zoom Webinar Platform
Hayward, CA 94544
(510) 293-5051