HAYWARD — From the Hayward Police Department:
The Downtown Ambassador Program was developed to encourage the involvement of the citizens of Hayward in creating an inviting Downtown shopping experience. The Police Department is seeking your help to identify and mitigate safety concerns and support Downtown businesses at the same time.
The Ambassador’s job is to:
•Help visitors find shops, restaurants and parking in downtown Hayward.
•Promote special events and attractions to visitors.
•Identify and report public safety concerns to the police (such as illegal or suspicious activity, graffiti or abandoned vehicles).
Ambassadors work in pairs, wear identifiable shirts or jackets and are equipped with a police radio to summon immediate assistance in an emergency situation.
The Downtown Ambassadors are required to successfully pass a police background clearance check, attend Ambassador Training and successfully complete a Field Training Program. Subject material will include: radio operations, recognizing suspicious activity, providing suspect descriptions, reporting in-progress crimes, familiarization with the Downtown Business District and violence avoidance.
Hayward Police Department
Community Service Officer Kyle Martinez (510) 293-5146