Discover the Hayward Police Department's Community Academy – a certified educational program designed to immerse participants in the inner workings of our city's police force. Engage in classes and discussions, spanning two to three hours each, over eight sessions. Join us in this innovative initiative aimed at fostering community involvement, understanding, and partnership in addressing local issues. This program offers a comprehensive exploration of law enforcement, empowering residents to grasp the intricacies of policing efforts within Hayward. Enroll for free and seize the chance to potentially earn college credit while enhancing your knowledge of our community's safety.
When residents take a more personal look in their community, and the protection of their community and neighborhoods, they will enjoy a safer and closer relationship with their neighbors.
Community Oriented Policing plays an important and vital role in reducing crime in any community. Therefore the Hayward Police Department instituted the Community Academy in 1993 to improve the communication and obtain community input and support throughout the city. It is our hope that the graduates will become partners with us in identifying problems and solutions to the crime issues that are affecting our community. Graduates will take their knowledge to their neighborhoods where they can use it to enhance the quality of neighborhood life.
The objective of this course is not to make the graduates police officers, but better informed residents with a greater general knowledge of our many functions. Our goal is to foster enhanced community relations from these graduates and the people they touch in everyday life.
Anyone who is over 18 years old, a resident of Hayward or someone who works in the city may participate.
The academy is free and open to residents who live or work in Hayward.
Participants may miss two sessions and still received a graduation certificate. In order to get the full benefits of the experience, it is important to be present for all sessions. Topics May Include:
The 2023 program will consist of 8 classes over 9 weeks, at the North Hayward Resource Center, 22701 Main St Hayward, CA.
Each class will be two hours, from 6 - 8 p.m.
If you are interested in attending please call to inquire when the next class is being offered.
Crime Prevention Specialist at 510.293.7151 or 510.293.1043