Police Department

Hayward Police Department's Virtual Community Academy returns to in-person sessions

August 10, 2023

The Hayward Police Department's Community Academy program returns to in-person sessions this September.

The Hayward Police Department’s Community Academy is a certified educational program designed to give community members a working knowledge of how the Police Department is organized and operates in Hayward. Goals include developing partnerships between the Department and community members and promoting open lines of communication.

Community Academy participants also will receive information on the City’s Neighborhood Alert Program and how to become a Neighborhood Alert Block Captain, as well as about the Department’s Volunteers in Police Services (VIPs) program.

Community Academy sessions are held once a week on a designated evening for two hours. Beginning in September, the English-language Community Academy is scheduled to be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, September 7 through November 2. The full session schedule can be found on the Community Academy program page

For more information and links to Community Academy registration forms, go online here on the Hayward Police Department website. Space is limited and participation is restricted to individuals 18 years of age and older.