Tom Frazier


Thomas C. Frazier

Thomas C. Frazier is CEO of Frazier Group, LLC, a private consulting firm specializing in organizational assessment, best practices, and civil rights compliance. He is the past Executive Director of the Major Cities Police Chiefs Association, a national professional association representing the 70 largest law enforcement agencies in the United States (63) and Canada (7). He is a Adjunct Lecturer in the Johns Hopkins University Police Executive Leadership Program. He has served on the Independent Monitor Teams overseeing the Department of Justice’s Los Angeles and Detroit Consent Decrees, as well as Compliance Director for Oakland, California’s Negotiated Settlement Agreement.

Prior to establishing Frazier Group, Tom served as Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) of the Department of Justice, having been appointed by the President of the United States. In this capacity, he directed programs including the funding and hiring of 100,000 police officers, an $8.8 billion program, and the establishment of a national network of Regional Community Policing Institutes.
Before his appointment to the COPS office, Tom served as Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, an agency of over 3,800 employees. Baltimore is one of the 15 largest police departments in the nation. He restructured the BPD, and lowered the crime rate during his tenure. As part of this effort, he established the second largest Police Athletic League in the nation, involving more than 10,000 youth.

Prior to his appointment as Commissioner in Baltimore, Tom retired as Deputy Chief of Police of the San Jose Police Department in California. He served the San Jose PD for 27 years. He served as commander in each of the agency’s four bureaus, and led the agency’s transition to community oriented policing.
Tom was the elected President of the Board of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). He was the chair of the Baltimore-Washington High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Mr. Frazier holds a Master of Science degree from San Jose State University and is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute.