The Hayward Area of the California Highway patrol is a well-run office located in the heart of the Bay Area under the command of Captain Tim Pearson. The Hayward CHP encompasses the west portions of Alameda County and a portion of San Mateo County. The Area is comprised of roadways within urban communities in excess of 35 miles of major arterial freeways, including I-880, I-238, SR-84, SR-92, and SR-262. Road patrol officers handle approximately 2500 collisions per year in one of the Bay Area’s smallest jurisdictions. The Hayward Area is also responsible for several state facilities, including the California School for the Deaf and Blind, the Fremont and Hayward offices of the Department of Motor Vehicles, various Caltrans facilities, and offices of State Senators and Assemblypersons. Each day, local traffic complaints are distributed to officers during their briefings so they can be addressed during their shifts. Additionally, the Area deploys a Special Enforcement Unit which provides focused enforcement on specific traffic complaints.