Police recruitment and employment

The Hayward Police Department has a variety of skilled positions associated with public safety. All positions are for permanent employment and subject to a full Civil Service testing process. All hiring decisions are contingent on the results of completed background investigation.

Applications are accepted only for currently available job openings. Please visit the City of Hayward website for current job openings, under “Employment Info” click the box “Job Openings” or you may phone the City of Hayward Job Hotline at 510.583.4555. You can also create a profile at governmentjobs.com and will be notified when job openings become available. Resumes are accepted only as part of an official job application submittal (City job application and supplemental questionnaire- depending on the position).

Police Human Resources not only manages the Police Department employment process, along with the City's Human Resources staff, but also does recruitment, specialized training, career enhancement programs, training needs assessment, and certificate and incentive programs.

Service Contact:
For more information about a career in law enforcement or related positions at the Hayward Police Department, contact:
Personnel and Training or 510.293.7078
Current City Job Openings or 510.583.4555