Thomas Frazier is scheduled to start work Monday in Oakland, where he will be paid an annual salary of $270,000 as a court-appointed official overseeing the department's failed reform effort. He began a 45-year career in law enforcement after serving in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.

  • 1967 to 1994: Frazier worked for the San Jose Police Department, rising to the rank of deputy chief.

  • 1994 to 1999: He led the Baltimore Police Department, where he established the nation's second largest Police Athletic League, serving 10,000 youths.

  • 1994 to present: He serves as a senior lecturer at the Division of Public Safety Leadership at Johns Hopkins University's School of Education.

  • 1999 to 2001: He was appointed to direct the Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

  • 2001 to present: He is a president of Frazier Group, a consulting firm that Oakland hired to review its handling of the first Occupy Oakland protest.