Chief Chaplin smiling at his desk

On behalf of the 300 members of the Hayward Police Department, I would like to welcome you to the Hayward Police Department's website! Our pledge to you is to provide fair and ethical policing and work side by side with our community partners to enhance the quality of life of our residents.
Police officers smiling and standing in front of a building

We are committed to enhancing the quality of life in our city by maintaining partnerships with our diverse community, together creating safe and cohesive neighborhoods.
Beat Map

There's a lot of ground to cover in Hayward, from the hills to the shoreline. During each shift, patrol officers are deployed into specific geographic areas called "beats" identified by letters. Which beat are you in?
Organizational Chart

The Hayward Police Department is a big operation with a variety of divisions and areas of responsibility. Our org chart breaks down the lines of responsibility and the key players within our structure.
A female officer standing next to their police vehicle and the blue and gold CALEA symbol

CALEA Accreditation - The gold standard in public safety. The CALEA accreditation program offers us the opportunity to enhance our reputation and the public's confidence in our personnel and operations.
Strategic Plan Collage

A failure to plan is a plan for failure. Our strategic plan provides direction and focus for the organization in an effort to deliver a quality product and top-notch service to our customers.
Staff Directory

The Hayward Police Department provides a wide range of services beyond patrol and investigations, from animal services to programs for youth and families. Our directory is your key to unlocking the resources you need.
Document Center

Applications, forms, permits and other downloadable documents from the Hayward Police Department.