Malcolm Hyde, A.O., APM.
10th February 1997 -
He joined the Victoria Police in 1968 and served in a variety of postings including Detective, District Patrol Officer, and Superintendent of a large and diverse inner city Division. In 1992 he was appointed to the position of Assistant Commissioner, Corporate Policy, Planning and Review. He has a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and Master of Business Administration. He was promoted to Deputy Commissioner in 1993 where he frequently acted in the capacity of Chief Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner (Operations) during critical incidents. As Deputy Commissioner he had a key role in organisational restructuring, flattening management levels and maximising resources available for operational policing, while also oversighting personnel and industrial issues. On 10th February 1997 he assumed his new role as Commissioner of Police, South Australia.
Commissioner Hyde was awarded the citation of 'Officer of the Order of Australia' on the 9th June 2008, for service to policing and law enforcement as Commissioner of Police in South Australia, particularly through the development of improved service delivery methods, to the detection and prevention of illicit drug use and electronic crime, and through contributions to national law enforcement policies.
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