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April 14, 2010 > Law Enforcement Leadership Summit

Law Enforcement Leadership Summit

Submitted By Lt. Sheryl Boykins, Hayward PD
Photos By Bill Mancebo

The Hayward Police Department recently discussed changes, challenges and concerns with community members for the year ahead and beyond at the second annual Law Enforcement Leadership Summit.

The summit was well-received. Members of the community were treated to an up-close and personal view of the internal workings of the police department and had the opportunity to ask questions of the top commanders in the department.

There is often a "disconnect" with the community, especially with the leaders in law enforcement; this summit provided an opportunity to ask questions about how public safety is being assured in the City of Hayward.

The event included members from Hayward National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Faith Based organizations, youth commissions, Day Laborers, Hayward Residents, Hayward Property owners and business owners among others. Sponsored by City of Hayward, Hayward Neighborhood Spirit, Hayward Neighborhood Alert, Chabot Community College, Chabot Foundation and Hayward Police Officer's Association, the event began with an opening address from Mayor Mike Sweeney.

Guest Speakers included Chief Ron Ace, Hayward Police Department; Celia Barberena, PhD, Chabot College President; Greg T. Jones, City Manager Hayward; Chien Wu Fernandez, Hayward Unified School District Executive Director of Student and Family Services; Tom Rogers, Chief Deputy District Attorney for Alameda County; Mayor Michael Sweeney and Chief Janeith Glenn Davis, CSU East Bay Police Department. "Such events provide an opportunity for communication and collaboration and to meet members of Police department and the city leaders," said Lieutenant Sheryl Boykins, Hayward Police Department.

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