Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan abruptly resigned Wednesday saying a medical condition has forced him from the job. Jordan leaves OPD after moving from patrol officer to chief during more than 24 years of service on the force. Following are a list of highlights and low lights in Jordan's career.
1988: Hired as patrol officer for Oakland Police Department after serving in the United States Navy.
2001: Placed in charge of department's school police unit after Oakland Unified School District disbands its police force.
2004: Promoted to captain.
2005: Placed in charge of internal affairs department.
2006: Promoted to Deputy Chief.
Aug. 2, 2007: Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey gunned down by members of Your Black Muslim Bakery in downtown Oakland. Jordan places Sgt. Derwin Longmire in charge of murder investigation.
Aug. 24, 2007: Becomes department's first Assistant Police Chief, charged with running day-to-day operations under Police Chief Wayne Tucker.
Feb. 25, 2009: Appointed acting chief after Wayne Tucker announces retirement.
March 21, 2009: Four police officers killed by Lovelle Mixon marking the deadliest day in department history.
April 30, 2009: Jordan admits he made mistakes during investigation of Chauncey Bailey killing after news story reveal a flawed investigation.
Oct. 19, 2009: Former Long Beach police Chief Anthony Batts becomes Oakland's top cop pushing Jordan from his interim role.
Jan. 5, 2010: A report commissioned by Jordan reveals that critical errors and lack of proper planning led to the death of four police officers on March 21, 2009.
Oct. 13, 2011: Mayor Jean Quan appoints Jordan interim chief after Batts resigns.
Oct. 25, 2011: Approves raid of Occupy Oakland encampment at City Hall which eventually leads to violent confrontation with protesters and national scorn for police overreaction.
Feb. 1, 2012: Quan makes Jordan police chief. No outside candidates considered for post.
April 24, 2012: Quan and Jordan defend 100-block crime reduction plan as more information is revealed questioning accuracy and success of plan.
June 22, 2012: Quan and Jordan admit 100-block plan is flawed and that underlying statistics that created plan are not accurate.
Aug. 1, 2012: Community policing program dismantled as Jordan attempts to get more officers on routine patrol to fight growing crime rate.
Oct. 12, 2012: Jordan announces plans to fire two officers and discipline 42 others in connection to actions they took during Occupy Oakland protests. The announcement comes as a federal judge scolds Oakland for not being able to reform its police department.
Dec. 12, 2012: Federal judge approves deal in which city agrees to hand over control of department to a federal compliance director. City claims deal allows it to keep control of department but details of plan reveal that director has power to fire Jordan and spend city money on reforms.
Dec. 27, 2012: City hires high-profile former police Chief William Bratton as consultant to help reduce rising crime rate.
Jan. 15, 2013: Prominent city leaders call for a state-of-emergency declaration as crime rate soars. Oakland leaders reject idea but seek help from California Highway Patrol and Alameda County Sheriff's Department.
Jan. 16, 2012: Jordan forced to admit that he erred in telling community that much of growing crime rate caused by rival gang feud.
March 5, 2013: Thomas Frazier appointed compliance director to oversee Oakland Police Department and its reform efforts.
May 8, 2013: Jordan resigns citing medical issue.