Chief Chaplin Smiling at his desk

The Office of the Chief is responsible for the overall management of the police department. The units assigned in this Division Internal Affairs Unit, Investigations Division, Patrol Division, Special Operations Division, Investigations Division, Support Services Division and the CALEA Manager.
police cars blocking a street

Uniformed patrol officers are assigned to one of seven patrol teams working 12-1/2-hour shifts. The Patrol Division is the uniformed patrol force of the City. Patrol Operations makes up the bulk of this Division with seven patrol teams providing beat officers to handle all calls for service for the City of Hayward.
Investigations Division

The Investigations Division consists of investigative units that are primarily responsible for the follow up investigation of crimes committed against person or property in the City of Hayward.
Special Operations Division

The Special Operations Division is headed by a Captain who manages a variety of units. The Special Operations Captain oversees the Special Response Unit (S.W.A.T.), Canine Unit, Traffic Bureau, Reserve Unit, Honor Guard and is in charge of the Police Department’s Emergency Preparedness.
a woman working in the dispatch center

The Support Services Division provides administrative and logistical support to all divisions of the Hayward Police Department.
Personnel & Training

The Personnel & Training Unit is responsible for the hiring and training of all employees. Are you interested in working for the Hayward Police Department? Check out what positions are accepting applications today!