The Hayward Police Department is widely recognized for its professionalism and unwavering commitment to community policing. Accredited by CALEA, known as the "gold standard in public safety accreditation," the department is led by Police Chief Toney Chaplin and an accomplished executive team.
On behalf of the 300 members of the Hayward Police Department, I would like to welcome you to the Hayward Police Department's website! Our pledge to you is to provide fair and ethical policing and work side by side with our community partners to enhance the quality of life of our residents.
There's a lot of ground to cover in Hayward, from the hills to the shoreline. During each shift, patrol officers are deployed into specific geographic areas called "beats" identified by letters. Which beat are you in?
The Hayward Police Department is a big operation with a variety of divisions and areas of responsibility. Our org chart breaks down the lines of responsibility and the key players within our structure.
The Hayward Police Department provides a wide range of services beyond patrol and investigations, from animal services to programs for youth and families. Our directory is your key to unlocking the resources you need.