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Left to right, Andrew Dapice, Rick Flores, John Denning, Daniel Morgan, Matthew J. Harden, Todd Shaheen and Bradley Rossmiller.

HAYWARD -- Hayward Police Chief Diane Urban swore in seven new police officers Thursday.

The ceremony took place inside at 1 p.m. inside the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

"We are excited to welcome these officers to Hayward Police Department family and community. Each officer is an outstanding addition to our organization and has a great deal to contribute to the community," said Chief Diane Urban.

All officers are set to start in-house training on Tuesday.

New officers are:

  • Bradley Rossmiller, who came to Hayward from the San Jose Police Department after 17 years in San Jose. He began his law enforcement career as a reserve police officer with Oakland Police in 1992. He also served in the Army National Guard for several years with multiple deployments and operations overseas.

  • Todd Shaheen came to Hayward Police Department after serving for eight years with the Alameda County Sheriff's Department with the last six years as an officer with the City of Dublin.

  • Matthew J. Harden came to Hayward from the Union City Police Department where he served as an officer for the last four years. He is a decorated combat veteran with several deployments and campaigns overseas.

  • Rick Flores comes to Hayward after serving for two years with the Oakland Housing Authority Police.

  • John Denning came to Hayward Police from the Department of Homeland Security where he worked for the US Customs and Boarder Protection for the last five years. He also served as a Hayward Reserve Police Officer for one year.


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  • Daniel Morgan volunteered his time to the Hayward community as a Reserve Hayward Police Officer for the last to years.

  • Andrew Dapice was also a Reserve Hayward Police Officer.

    Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.