Jim is the Police Chief for the Antioch Police Department. His 30 years of law enforcement experience include the Novato, Sacramento, Davis and Antioch Police Departments. Chief Hyde holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Dakota and a MA degree in Clinical Psychology from the Professional School of Psychology, Sacramento. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police sponsored by the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and the Police Executive Research Forum.
Chief Hyde is a certified Executive Coach and a doctoral student studying Organizational Psychology. Chief Hyde was the co-coordinator of the Sacramento Police Department's Peer Support Program for 20 years. He has taught and developed peer support programs for law enforcement personnel throughout California. He is a member of the Sacramento Regional CISD Team and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.
Chief Hyde is currently providing trauma recovery consulting to the California National Guard by developing a Peer Support Program for troops deploying to and returning from the Middle East. Jim is also one of the original founding members of the West Coast Post-trauma Retreatsm .