Crime Analysis

Crime Analysis provides timely and accurate tactical, strategic, administrative and operational intelligence analysis of data relating to crime in support of the agency’s goals and community oriented policing efforts.

The mission of the Crime Analysis Unit (CAU) is to provide timely and accurate tactical, strategic, administrative and operational intelligence analysis of data relating to crime in support of the agency’s goals and community oriented policing efforts. The CAU is responsible for determining and monitoring criminal activity in the City of Hayward and communicating the information to Command Staff, Patrol, Investigations and other sections and units as needed for the suppression of criminal activities, aiding the investigative process and increasing apprehension of offenders.

Our Crime Analysis Unit is dedicated to helping the Hayward Police Department become more effective through better information. The information that analyst provides can help:

  • Solve crimes
  • Educate the public
  • Find and apprehend offenders
  • Prosecute and convict offenders
  • Improve safety and quality of life
  • Optimize internal operations
  • Prioritize patrol and investigation
  • Detect and solve community problems
  • Plan for future resource needs
  • Enact effective policies
  • Develop effective strategies and tactics to prevent future crimes


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Hayward E.Y.E.S.

Hayward E.Y.E.S is an Online Surveillance Camera Program that allows persons and/or businesses to register their privately owned surveillance camera systems with the Hayward Police Department. Registration is voluntary and at no cost to the participant.

Registration allows the Department to use the information or footage gathered from private surveillance cameras to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the suspects involved in criminal activity.In response to a criminal incident, Department personnel may contact the participant to obtain access to surveillance camera information or footage that may assist in the investigation of a crime.The Department will only contact the participant if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of the registered surveillance camera.

Registration does not provide the Department direct access to the privately owned surveillance camera system.A participant may withdraw from the Program at any time.The participant’s personal information will be kept confidential by the City unless subject to disclosure by law or court order.

Terms of Use: The goal of the program is to deter crime and promote public safety through collaboration between the Department and the communities we serve. Accordingly, all participants agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. Any footage containing or related to criminal activity may be collected by the Department for use as evidence during any stage of a criminal proceeding.
  2. Registration in the Program does not make the participant an agent or employee of the City of Hayward and/or the Department.
  3. If necessary, the Department will contact the participant directly, using the information provided on this site, to request the appropriate video surveillance footage.

To register your privately owned surveillance camera systems with the Hayward Police Department fill out the online form.

Additional crime statistics:

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