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Protect yourself from common scams and frauds by learning how to recognize and avoid them.
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By far, the most common threat to your home is burglary. Learn to protect your home here.
Income Tax Filing Document

Income tax fraud is one of the fastest growing types of Identity Theft and the most difficult to prevent.
Yellow crime tape with the text "Cyber Crime" cover a laptop.

Unless you have suffered a financial loss and a police report is required for insurance purposes, report all Internet Crimes or suspected scams to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.
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By taking a few simple precautions, you can reduce the risk to yourself, and also discourage those who commit crime.
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Arson and vandalism have devastating financial and emotional effects on a business. Owners and employees need to be on alert.
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Robbery is a crime “against the person” and a frightening experience. It can result in injury or even death to the victim.
National Sexual Assault Hotline, Confidential 24/7 Support - Chat Online: or 800-656-4673

You can take an active role in increasing your safety or the safety of those you care about. While there's no way to eliminate the chance that something may happen, there are strategies that may reduce your risk or give you the confidence to step in to prevent a sexual assault.
Busted car window

Most cars are taken by amateurs who can be stopped fairly easily. Protect your car against this type of crime by following sensible precautions.
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In California, you can be a victim of a hate crime if you have been targeted because of your: race or ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or your association with a person or group with one or more of these “actual” or “perceived” characteristics.
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Guideline to help tenants identify which property owners and properties are least inviting to the criminal element. By being selective you are rewarding the crime prevention efforts of good property owners, and you are rewarding yourself with a safe, crime-free and healthy environment.
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Seniors can learn how to protect themselves from crime by following these simple suggestions.
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Vacation is a time for fun and relaxation. Don’t let yours be ruined by crime.

Our Crime Prevention Team

Crime prevention is part of the Community Services Division, District Operations Unit. District Operations has two district offices which help us better serve the residential and business communities in Hayward.  Each district office is staffed by one Lieutenant, two Police Officers, one Crime Prevention Specialist and One Community Service Officer.

North District Office

Officer James Strawser 

Crime Prevention Specialist

South District Office

Officer Alicia Romero 

Crime Prevention Specialist

Community Building Events

For more information about community events, contact our Crime Prevention Spacialist at (510) 298-5150. View more events on our calendar

National Night Out

National Night Out Logo

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. 

How to participate in Hayward

National Night Out 2024 is on Tuesday, August 6.

More details will be released in Spring 2024.

Coffee with a Cop

Hayward Police staff at Coffee with a Cop event speaking to community members

Coffee with a Cop brings our local police officers and the Hayward community members they serve together-over-coffee to discuss issues and learn more about each other. 

Join us for our next event: 

2024 schedule will be released soon...