HAYWARD, WI - City of Hayward Police Chief, Joel Clapero, issued the following press release this week. You can read it in its entirety below.
Instances of police brutality and misconduct do exist in our country. The most recent tragedy in Minneapolis does make me aware of my responsibility as a law enforcement leader. It is the responsibility of all law enforcement leaders to hold ourselves and our officers accountable. We must work closer with our communities to develop a justice system that serves all Americans equally.
The actions of the officers in question are now attributed to everyone who wears a police uniform. We must now work to regain the trust of the public. To regain that trust we must be sincere, patient, and empathetic when carrying out the duties of our profession.
The City of Hayward Police Department will continue to work hard, to provide absolute impartial service to the law, regardless of race, gender, or status, by offering individual service and friendship to members of the community and by offering individual sacrifice in protecting life and property.
I can be reached with questions or concerns at (715) 634-8961 or by email at email@example.com.
- Per Chief Joel Clapero