Police Department, Public Safety

Hayward Police Department Pursues C.A.L.E.A. Reaccreditation

November 23, 2020

Hayward, Calif. November 23, 2020 – The Hayward Police Department is pursuing reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to improving law enforcement and public safety services.

The primary purpose of CALEA is to improve the delivery of public safety services by maintaining a comprehensive body of law enforcement standards, establishing and administering an accreditation process, and recognizing professional excellence. The Hayward Police Department has been accredited by CALEA since 2011. 

As a part of this assessment, members of the public are invited to comment by calling (510) 293-7190 on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additionally, the public is invited to participate in a virtual public information hearing on Monday, November 30, 2020, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Telephone and public information hearing comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s CALEA reaccreditation application. 

The virtual public hearing will be conducted by Zoom webinar.  It will give members of the public an opportunity to interact with CALEA assessors, to provide commentary about the Hayward Police Department, or ask questions about the accreditation process.

To participate in the public information session:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:


Meeting ID: 922 4688 7991

Password: kE?q9ty7

Or Telephone:

        US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799 

Meeting ID: 922 4688 7991

Participant ID: just press #

Password: 56335297   

International numbers available: https://hayward.zoom.us/u/adMbtUfDHO

In order to provide your public testimony, you must be logged into the Zoom meeting online or by telephone at the start of the meeting. Please be prepared to provide your testimony at any time during the public hearing. When it is time for you to provide public testimony, your name will be called, and your telephone/microphone will be unmuted by the facilitator. Prior to providing your testimony, please state your name for the record. You are encouraged to speak from a prepared statement to ensure the best use of the 5-minute time limit. If a registered speaker is not available at the time they are called, the facilitator will call the next person in line.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Hayward Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 22030.


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