Traffic accident investigation and reports
Traffic Accident Investigation
The Hayward Police Department investigates all injury, fatal, and hit and run traffic collisions for the purpose of documentation, and prosecution.
Property damage collisions may be documented in a police report upon request.
For injury, fatal, and hit and run accidents dial 9-11
Non-injury collisions and non injury hit and run contact HPD Dispatch at 510.293.7000.
For information about traffic accident investigation in the unicorporated areas of Hayward, Castro Valley, Cherryland, and San Lorenzo, contact the California Highway Patrol at 510.581.9028 or after hours at 1.800.tell.CHP
Traffic Accident Reports
The Hayward police department maintains written records of all reported traffic collisions for public inspection and purchase. All vehicle collision reports are reviewed by a trained accident review officer for completeness and accuracy prior to being filed.
Traffic accident reports can be obtained by those involved in the accident either in person or by mail.
- In person: Requires the submission of a request form and payment of a $12 fee at the Hayward Police Department. Complex investigations may require additional fees. There is a 10 working-day processing time for each report. Office hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
- By mail: Requires a written request which should include the date, time, location, and report number, if known, and a $12 check or money order made payable to the Hayward Police Department. Complex investigations may require additional fees. Upon receipt of the request, there will be a 10 working-day processing time.
Mail requests to:
Hayward police department
Attn: Records Unit
300 W. Winton Ave.
Hayward, CA 94544
For further information call: 510.293.7023
For information about traffic accident reports for the unincorporated areas of Hayward, Castro Valley, Cherryland and San Lorenzo, contact the California Highway Patrol at 510.581.9028 (or after-hours 1.800.Tell.CHP).