His police department’s motto is “zero tolerance” for domestic violence. He has the purple lapel pin for domestic violence sewn on every officer’s uniform and a sticker on patrol cars that reads “Violence Against Women Is A Crime.”
Hyde puts victims of domestic violence where they belong, in the front of his and every one of his officer’s minds, according to the coalition.
“Chief Don Hyde of the Calera police department genuinely cares for victims,” said Sunshine Gross, Domestic Violence Coordinator for the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault.
“He doesn’t do the work for the glory or the notoriety, he does it because he cares. Chief Hyde constantly reaches out to service providers for help and he is not afraid to do what it takes to get his and other officers trained in dealing with the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.”
Calera Police work closely with the Crisis Control Center.
“Chief Don Hyde is so deserving of the award for excellence for assisting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking,” said Norita Walker, director of Crisis Control Center in Durant.
“He is not only a leader in our community but the Calera Police Department stands as a mentor for other agencies serving victims.”
Hyde is very appreciative of the award and for the recognition the police department has received.
“The program we have in place for the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault is proven and I contribute this to our zero tolerance for these crimes, and to the continued support from District Attorney Emily Redman and her staff in the prosecution of these cases,” Hyde said.