Our Commitment to Service

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in our city.

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To enhance partnerships and trust with our community, reduce crime and improve the quality of life for those we serve.


To have a highly trained and supported police department that helps build a safe and connected community where people can live, work and thrive. 


Our core values define us and provide a framework for how we operate. They say who we are and what we will and will not stand for as a department. The seven core values of the Hayward Police Department include:

  • Accountability
  • Employee Wellness
  • Humility
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Trust and Respect

In addition to these seven core values, it is important to recognize that each of these core values are made up of other values and behaviors. For example, we recognize that for an officer to be professional, they must be ethical and honest. Being a team player and communicating effectively are fundamental parts of each of the seven core values.