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As the Chief of the Town of Hayward Police Department, it is my responsibility to ensure that our department demonstrates Law Enforcement in a positive way through an emphasis on community oriented policing with our residents and visitors. The overall mission of this agency is to provide guidance and assist the community in all efforts directed toward achieving a safe environment with a focus on enforcing town ordinances.
The Town of Hayward Police Department strives to focus on fair treatment to all we come in contact with. As Chief, I work to use my best abilities, resources, judgement, and discretion at all times. It is my mission to enhance the quality of life for all citizens whether residents or visitors by providing law enforcement services in a fair and professional manner. The Town of Hayward Police Department is to be as efficient and effective by using contemporary police tactics, yet conscious of conserving financial resources. The Town of Hayward Officers will be accountable for our conduct and performance.
Thank you to those who choose to make the Town of Hayward their home, and to the visitors traveling to our area.
Chief Malcolm Haag
Canons of Police Ethics excerpt from Article 7:
“Thus, he (the Law Enforcement Officer) will be neither overbearing nor subservient, as no individual citizen has an obligation to stand in awe of him nor a right to command him. The officer will give service where he can, and require compliance with the law. He will do neither from personal preference or prejudice but rather as a duly appointed office of the law discharging his sworn obligation.”