Support Services Division

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

Support Services staff member smiling while holding files

The dedicated employees of the Support Division work hard each and every day to provide critical behind the scenes support. This takes a variety of forms, such

  • 9-1-1 Emergency Communications
  • Records
  • Property and Evidence
  • Fleet Management 
  • Facilities 
  • Information Technology 
  • Clerical staff
  • Personnel Management 
  • Budget 
  • Live Scan and Backgrounds
  • And more

The Division consists of the Records BureauCommunications (Dispatch)Animal Services, JailProperty and Evidence and HPD Facilities units.

For more information about the division contact:

Captain William Deplitch
Support Services Division
Captain Will Deplitch
Hayward Police Department
300 W. Winton Ave.
Hayward, CA 94544
(510) 293-7062

Learn more about the Support Services Division units below:


Shelves filled with Files


The Hayward Police Department Records Bureau serves as the custodian of the Police Department records.


The Records Bureau coordinates the department’s records retention program and is responsible for compiling, maintaining, and disseminating copies of department records concerning crimes, arrests, pawned articles, alarms, traffic, property, firearms, securities, vehicles, boats and missing persons to law enforcement agencies, authorized outside agencies and community members.


Submit a Request for Police Records


For more information about the Records Bureau contact:

Adam Perez
Records Administrator
Adam Perez
Hayward Police Department
300 W. Winton Ave.
Hayward, CA 94544
(510) 293-7267


Communications Operator taking a call


A Dispatcher is frequently the first point of contact that a member of the public will have when requesting assistance from City of Hayward.


The information gathered by the dispatcher during this contact is critical to a positive outcome. Our dispatchers are trained to handle a variety of call types. They must remain calm in the face of disaster, instill calm in the reporting person, get as much information as possible from the caller to assist responding units, and multi-task the operation of telephone, radio, and computer while receiving and delivering critical response information. Our Communications Center is responsible for dispatching both Police and Fire services. The Communication Center consists of 6 stations with each dispatcher assigned to a specific job.


When contacting the Hayward Communication Center, please be prepared to provide as much information about the assistance requested as possible. Expect to be asked your location, the location of the incident, the nature of the incident, a description of involved vehicles, buildings, or people, and the direction of travel of any fleeing suspects. Taking a few moments to provide this critical information to the dispatcher at the onset of a call will allow for a more efficient and effective response by emergency service providers.


For more information about the Communications Unit contact:

Michael DeOrian
Communications Center Administrator
Michael DeOrion
Hayward Police Department
300 W. Winton Ave.
Hayward, CA 94544
(510) 293-3366


Animal Services Officer walking a dog in front of the Hayward Animal Shelter


We are dedicated to improving the lives of all the animals within the City, but especially the sick/homeless pets that come into our care.


Hayward Animal Services provides animal field and shelter services for the City of Hayward. The Hayward Animal Shelter is open for adoptions, turning in stray animals, recovering lost pets and other services.


Hayward Animal Shelter takes in stray and owner surrendered animals within the City of Hayward. We always have dogs, cats, and rabbits available for adoption and occasionally other small animals as well. Animals listed on are for adoption. If you are missing an animal please visit the shelter in person to fill out a lost pet report.


We are dedicated to improving the lives of all animals during their stay at the shelter and helping them improve their chances of getting adopted.


Animal Services Animal Shelter


For more information about Animal Services contact:

Jennie Comstock
Animal Services Administrator
Jennie Comstock
Hayward Animal Shelter
16 Barnes Ct.
Hayward, CA 94544
(510) 881-7922


Hayward Detention Center


Hayward Police Detention Facility is a Board of Corrections certified Type I jail. It operates 24 hours per day, housing up to 30 prisoners.


The facility processes all arrests for the city of Hayward and other agencies by contract, registrant processing and public fingerprinting, but not immigration finger-printing.


Detention Facility Inmate Locator


For more information about the Jail contact:

Bernie Cunha
Acting Jail Administrator
Heather Costa
Hayward Police Department
300 W. Winton Ave.
Hayward, CA 94544
(510) 293-3384


Box with an evidence tag


The Property & Evidence Unit is a warehousing operation that tracks, stores, and preserves evidence collected at crime scenes by investigators in the field.


It also houses for safekeeping all property seized, found, or otherwise turned in to police personnel until the owner can be identified, notified, or cleared for the property’s return. Property seized as evidence or collected for safekeeping may be released to the owner once all legal reasons for keeping the items are resolved.


For more information about Property and Evidence contact:

Property and Evidence Administrator
Hayward Police Department
300 W. Winton Ave.
Hayward, CA 94544
(510) 881-7200