Hayward Police Department

  • Agency: Hayward Police Department
  • Address: 300 W Winton Ave, Hayward, 94544 CA
  • Chief: Ron Ace (Chief of Police)
Phone: 510-293-7272

Hayward Police Department is located at 300 W Winton Ave, Hayward, 94544 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Ron Ace. The Hayward Police Department phone number is 510-293-7272.

Hayward Police Department News

Fireworks cause injuries!!! Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using illegal consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks of unregulated consumer fireworks usage. Devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death can be associated to the illegal usage of fireworks in our community. The Hayward Police Department wants you to have a safe Independence Day Holiday…but remember that ALL fireworks in the City of Hayward are illegal.

Passing of Police Volunteer Don Murphy We are feeling a huge loss, here at Hayward PD. One of our long-time police volunteers, Don Murphy, passed away on June 7th. Don was very well known throughout the HPD having volunteered thousands of hours to our department and community over the past 20 years. Don had been involved in Hayward Neighborhood Alert. He literally was a thread woven into the fabric of the Neighborhood Watch program going back to the 1990’s and became an official Block Captain in July of 2003; where he was considered a mainstay. Don was also part of the Hayward Police Department’s Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS), joining the Downtown Ambassador Program at its inception in 1999, and was known as one of the most dependable Ambassadors in his years on the team. Don loved the police department. He was deeply supportive by dedicating many hours to promoting crime prevention and safety in Hayward. Don was a wonderful person and his presence and support will be greatly missed as he was such a part of our organization.

Independence Day is around the corner and the Hayward Police Department would like to remind everyone to remember our furry citizens are affected by fireworks. While fireworks are a longstanding tradition for the summer holiday, for some pets, fireworks are not a reason to celebrate, but a reason to panic. On the 4th of July, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) sees and increase in calls concerning pets who have ingested fireworks or are having issues due to the loud noises they make. However, with a little planning, you can ensure that our four-legged friends enjoy the holiday as much as you do. Please take a moment to look over some of the suggestions attached to this post to help you and your animals be safe this Independence Day!

The City of Hayward welcomes the Bay Area Military Classic (BAMC) Golf Tournament at TPC Stonebrae. The BAMC helps support Bay Area military members and families of those that have lost their lives, and those that have been injured while serving our Country. As part of the opening ceremonies, the U.S. Army will be firing two (2) 75 mm Howitzer Cannons, using blank charges. Please do not be alarmed, there are no live ammunitions being utilized. The two rounds will be fired simultaneously this morning at 11:00 a.m.

Patience pays off. The life of a Narcotics Detective may seem glamorous. But in reality, it is a lot of time spent on surveillance. And you can never let your attention drift away because in those few seconds you look away, you may miss your target. Our Narcotics Unit spent quite a bit of time on this case. As you can see from the photos, it paid off. This drug dealer was constantly on the move but we watched where he went and eventually served a search warrant at three locations. The suspect is in custody and we recovered over fourteen pounds of methamphetamine and nine guns.

Today, at 11:56 AM, we were advised of a traffic collision on Mission Boulevard north of Sorenson Road. A motorcycle was traveling north on Mission Blvd when a car traveling south on Mission Blvd, suddenly turned in front of the motorcycle while attempting to enter Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. The motorcycle collided with the car and the motorcyclist is in critical condition. Unfortunately, a mother and a young child were on the sidewalk when the collision occurred and sustained minor injuries. They were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. Mission Boulevard has since been reopened and the investigation is being handled by the HPD Traffic Bureau. If anyone has any information regarding this collision, please contact Officer Donald Jenkins 510-293-7011

One call away... Recently, one of our call takers, Michelle, took a phone call that was both disturbing and put to the test the training our call takers, dispatchers and officers receive. A woman called to say her mother had made a threat to harm herself with a gun, but she didn't know where her mother was located. Michelle quickly gathered information including the type of car the despondent mother was driving and our officers began the search. Then, Michelle called the mother's phone and it was obvious she very reluctant to tell us where to find her. After several minutes of conversation, we decided to bring in one of our CNT (Crises Negotiating Team) officers into the dispatch center to take over the call. Officer Scott Navas compassionately listened and made repeated attempts to find out where she was. It took about 90 minutes, but eventually, she opened up and revealed her location. Our officers in the field were able to help her and bring this story to a happy conclusion. This is another example of how, even in what seem like desperate situations, you can reach out for help and our skilled and caring folks in the Hayward Police and Fire Communication center will be there for you. When dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts please seek help. And, you can reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255.

What are we doing with all those cones? Our police officers go through a hundred hours of training every year to keep their skills up. It includes a variety of topics including mental health awareness, verbal de-escalation and staying up to date with current law classes. One of the more entertaining trainings is EVOC. Anyone want to guess what that stands for? Emergency Vehicle Operation Course. A sad fact is police officers are killed in motor vehicle accidents just about as much as a violent encounter with a suspect. Our officers go through this driver’s training course every year to learn the limits of the patrol car as well as their own ability. We also teach them how not to collide into other cars or poles when trying to turn around in some of our tight Hayward streets. Better to hit a cone than someone’s fender when learning the turning radius of your car. 😊

Mark has been located. Thank you for your assistance! ***AT-RISK MISSING ADULT*** The Hayward Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an at-risk missing adult. Mark Del Rosario is a 52-year-old male who has an intellectual disability, bipolar, and schizophrenia. Del Rosario is about 5'4" and 165 lbs. He has gray/black hair and a goatee. Del Rosario was last seen wearing a gold/blue Warriors sweatshirt (as pictured) and jeans. Del Rosario was last seen on 06/12/18 around 329 pm when he left his care home in Hayward to go for a walk. Del Rosario also frequents Fremont and San Francisco, but it is unknown where he may be. If you have any information related to this case, please contact the Hayward Police Department (510-293-7000) or your local police department. Refer to Case 2018-50143.

His smile says it all. The Warriors hired some of our Officers to provide security during their victory parade in Oakland. While greeting fans of all ages, we met a young, avid Warriors fan who was excited to meet some of our Officers. Not only do we agree with his taste in basketball teams, but his Dad told us he wants to be a Police Officer someday. He jumped at the opportunity to take a picture with our Officers and his family was invited to stop by our Police Department for a future tour. Give him a few years and hopefully you’ll see him wearing our uniform working to keep people safe! Thank you to the fans who came out to celebrate. And congratulations Warriors on handling business with the Cavs. Go Dubs!

You can see in the photo that this was a major head-on collision. It caused serious life-threatening injuries. And it was completely avoidable. This crash happened Saturday morning when a DUI/Drug driver went the wrong way into oncoming traffic on Mission Boulevard at about 60 miles per hour. The drivers of both cars suffered major injuries. The passenger in the DUI driver's car, who was not wearing a seatbelt, is fighting for her life. We've all heard the dangers of DUI and failure to wear seat belts. Here are some disturbing stats: Nationally, half of the 21,100 people killed in vehicle accidents in 2013 were not wearing seat belts. 600 were children under 12. And, in 2015, 43% of all the drivers killed in crashes who were tested for drugs tested positive. That doesn't include the already tragic numbers of those killed due to alcohol related DUI crashes. If you have been drinking, or using drugs, don’t drive and stop anyone under the influence from doing so.

The 4th of July is right around the corner…a time of celebration but that's no justification to discharge illegal fireworks. As you can imagine, the Hayward Police Department receives hundreds, if not thousands, of complaints regarding the illegal usage of fireworks before, during, and after the 4th of July holiday. Who would complain? How about owners of frightened pets, veterans who react poorly to the noise of fireworks, and residents concerned about high fire danger. The Hayward Police Department would like to remind everyone that ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL within the City limits. Please join us in creating a safer, healthier community by enjoying fireworks only at permitted public displays and by not using fireworks in your neighborhoods.

This morning our SWAT team served a search warrant for another police department in the 1000 block of Hazel Ave. We were pleased the robbery suspect surrendered peacefully and the incident was over in a short amount of time. Our Hayward Detectives were also on scene to assist and see if the suspect was responsible for any of our crimes. Hopefully not too many of you were affected with this operation and want to thank our community’s continued patience and support.

Great work by our Animal Shelter employees and volunteers!

**Class is full!** Overwhelming interest and we filled up quick. We will host another one soon. Think you can ride? Or maybe you just want to get better riding a motorcycle. Our traffic division is holding a class to improve your riding skills. This free class will be held California State University, East Bay and even includes lunch! Our traffic officers have gone through weeks of rigorous training and want to share their skills with you. Sign up soon. Space is limited. Must have a M1 motorcycle license and have own motorcycle and insurance to participate.

Arbor Day at Longwood Elementary School 2018 Did you know in Hayward we celebrate Arbor Day on the last Thursday in May? We were out in full force helping to celebrate Arbor Day at Longwood Elementary School. By full force, we mean we brought out McGruff the Crime Dog! McGruff helped the elementary school students celebrate Arbor Day! We had so much fun meeting and greeting the kids! Our city Landscape Division and HARD planted over 17 trees! Also in attendance was Rocky Racoon, Woodsy Owl and Hardee Squirrel. Thank you, Longwood, for hosting and inviting us to share Arbor Day 2018! Trees are simply amazing! They clean air and water, slow climate change, conserve energy, cool the streets, help prevent water pollution, help prevent soil erosion, provide food, and provide a canopy and habitat for wildlife. All we need to do is plant and care for them. Let’s work together to make it happen around the world. Happy “National Love a Tree” Day!

TIP-A-COP FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS - RESULTS Did you come out for Tip-A-Cop? If so, thank you so much for your support! If not, hopefully you can make it next time! A big “Thank You” to Applebee’s Hayward, for supporting our Tip-A-Cop event! We had the best time working with all the staff and really appreciated the support from the community, it was great seeing everyone! We raised a total of $2,474.00. We were also delighted to have many Special Olympics Athletes in attendance too! Here’s a little more information- The Hayward Police Department partnered with Northern California Special Olympics and Applebee’s at Southland Mall for an annual fund-raising event. Athletes and Law Enforcement personnel came together for an evening of great food, fun and awareness. The Hayward Police Department employees volunteered their time as “Celebrity Waiters”, delivering food and drinks in exchange for "tips" donated to Special Olympics. This event raises money to provide local Special Olympics athletes with FREE year-round sports training and competition opportunities in 12 sports. This event is one of hundreds of events conducted by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Northern California. The goal is to partner with communities to support Special Olympics programs through raising funds and public awareness, while enhancing the quality of life for the athletes.

Calling All Youths. Calling All Youths! Announcing we are now taking applications for our annual summer Youth Academy program. This great program educates kids on laws and why they are important in our community. Open to students in grades 8-12, they will learn the inner workings of the police department as well as our policies and procedures. Fill out the application and submit it soon! We would love to have you. https://www.hayward-ca.gov/sites/default/files/police/Youth_Academy_Application2018.pdf

A Behind-the-Scenes Look with Hayward PD Recruiting… This month, the Hayward Police Department began the process of digitizing our recruitment efforts. The department has contracted with a production company to create a series of recruitment videos to attract the best and brightest to Hayward PD. If you saw the camera crews around the City following our officers, you noticed a vibe of a “Hollywood” production. Much of our staff participated in the production…hair and make-up included!! We are hoping to premier a few videos this summer. Check out the behind-the-scenes action photos of the production and STAY TUNED!!!

Were you a good driver yesterday? Or one of the 199 drivers that got a citation? The HITT (High Impact Traffic Team) was out in force yesterday. Our traffic division partnered with San Leandro Police Department, Alameda County Sheriff's Office, CHP - Hayward Union City Police Department and Newark Police Department, California to concentrate on the intersections in Hayward that have the most traffic collisions. The traffic officers were focusing on speeding and distracted driving citations to make sure everyone was driving safely. Hopefully you were one of the good drivers!

Thank you Made in Hayward for inviting us to take part in the Science and Family Technology Awareness Day last Saturday. Our officers had a great time interacting with everyone and showing off some of the technology law enforcement uses. We recognize how important STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is for our young students!

Update: Officer released from hospital, investigation continues. Last night at around 7 o'clock Hayward Police got a call from someone saying they were fighting with their roommate and that the roommate had their car keys and wouldn't give them back. The caller also said their roommate could be under the influence of an illegal drug. Our officers responded and tried to talk with the suspect, but he was uncooperative and would not follow any directions. When officers tried to detain him, he aggressively pulled away. A taser was deployed but the device had no effect. Suddenly, the suspect grabbed a large metal bar off the ground and lunged at one of our officers striking her in the arm with significant force. The officer then fired her service weapon striking the attacking suspect. Both the suspect and our officer were transported to nearby hospitals. Our officer was treated for her injuries and released. The suspect underwent surgery and is in critical, but stable condition. At this point in the investigation, the suspect's identity has not been confirmed as he is still receiving medical treatment. The involved officer is a 15-year veteran of the Hayward Police Department. We again thank our community for your patience and understanding, while we continue to investigate this incident. As we acquire more details and are able to confirm additional facts, we will provide everyone with more information. Per Alameda County protocol, the Alameda County District Attorney’s office is also conducting a parallel investigation.

We are actively investigating an officer involved shooting that happened in the 100 block of Hewitt Place in Hayward about 7pm tonight. One of our officers suffered a non-life-threatening injury and is being treated at a nearby hospital. A Hayward police officer discharged a service weapon and injured the suspect who is also being treated. We are investigating this incident and will update you as soon as possible. The important thing to know, for now, is that there is no more risk to our community from this incident. We want to thank the community for your patience as we investigate further.

Click it or ticket! Hayward Police Department is joining all the other law enforcement agencies across the nation in the seat-belt enforcement campaign. This two-week campaign on special traffic patrols are specifically to stop and ticket both drivers and passengers for failing to use the vehicle’s safety belt restraints. Wearing a seat-belt saves approximately 15,000 lives per year! It’s worth putting on more than just avoiding a fine. For more info on seat-belt laws click here: https://bit.ly/2rXRHJQ

Why were there so many police officers on Winton Ave? Our Traffic Division partnered up with other local agencies for a Commercial Officers of Southern Alameda County operation. This was a checkpoint for commercial vehicles to make sure they are in compliance and operating safely. We know these heavy vehicles can cause a lot of damage in an accident so we are making sure they are safe to be on the road. Thanks to @Alameda County Sheriff's Office, Pleasanton Police Department, Livermore Police Department, Oakland Police Department, San Leandro Police Department and CHP - Hayward for helping us out and making the roads safer for our community.