Police Chief's Message

On behalf of the men and women of the Hayward Police Department, I would like to thank you for visiting our website.

Interim Chief KollerThe opportunity to serve the Hayward community for over three decades has allowed me to witness incredible growth and development throughout our city. The community has transformed into one of the most diverse cities in the nation and offers incredible opportunities to learn, appreciate and experience a variety of cultures. These experiences can enrich the lives of all who live, work and visit Hayward.  Supporting Hayward’s diversity by appreciating and respecting the differences, needs and beliefs of everyone we encounter will always be a priority of our department. We truly appreciate the Hayward community’s support of our department and are committed to building upon the trust and lasting relationships we have established.

We are committed to maintaining awareness of our community’s needs and concerns as we work to keep all neighborhoods safe. We also realize every interaction is an opportunity to build trust, maintain transparency and ensure success in our department’s endeavors to better serve our community.  

Again, thank you for visiting our website. I hope you find it informative and useful in discovering the programs, resources and opportunities that exist in Hayward as well as an outlet to work together and stay informed about your community.  By investing in partnerships, we will all share in the success of keeping Hayward a safe, enjoyable and thriving community.

Learn more about Chief Koller.