Veteran officer tapped as Hayward’s next police chief

Jason Green

HAYWARD — A veteran Hayward police officer is taking over as the city’s next top cop, the city announced Thursday.

Bryan Matthews, the acting police chief since September 2022, succeeds Toney Chaplin, who had been on work-related injury leave and publicized his plans to retire last month. He took charge Wednesday and will oversee a department with 197 sworn police officer positions and 136.5 non-sworn professional staff positions.

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2024-01-05 04:14:03 , Hayward – East Bay Times

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