Served as the Patrol Bureau Executive Officer; executive officer, second in command to Patrol Division Chief for in excess of 600 officer and civilian staff. Thomas was responsible for, among other assignments, developing/executing strategy and tactics for large -scale events at times involving multi-jurisdictional coordination. Liaised with various other municipal, county and state agencies.
Served in City-Command overseeing response to varied major events requiring coordination of initial response and investigative efforts. Served as the Officer in Charge of the Department in the absence of the Deputy Police Chief. In charge of on duty detectives.
Served as the Emergency Service Unit Commander. Managed emergency response to critical incidents via deployment of highly trained and highly skilled specialized tactical personnel.