Alan Frazier is an associate professor within the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Courses taught include: Public Safety Aviation; Helicopter Dynamics; General Aviation Management and Operations; Instrument Regulations and Procedures; and Advanced Helicopter Operations. Professor Frazier also serves as a flight instructor and stage check pilot providing instruction in airplanes (land and sea) and helicopters. He has accumulated over 7900 hours of pilot-in-command flight time with over 4400 hours as a flight instructor. He holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and is rated to fly airplanes (single and multiengine), helicopters, gliders and small unmanned aircraft.
Professor Frazier has served as a law enforcement officer for over 35 years. His police assignments included Patrol; Special Enforcement; SWAT-Hostage Negotiations; Internal Affairs/Training; and Air Support. He is the former officer-in-charge of the Glendale (CA) Police Air Support Unit where he flew missions supporting police operations including numerous high speed pursuits and covert counter-narcotics surveillances. Professor Frazier has also served as a National Park Service Ranger Pilot supporting law enforcement operations at Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Professor Frazier currently serves as a Grand Forks County Deputy Sheriff (part-time) where he is assigned as the chief pilot of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit.
Professor Frazier was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s UAS Award. The UAS Unit Professor Frazier supervises received the International Association of Chiefs of Police 2016 Excellence in Police Aviation Award. Professor Frazier is currently on sabbatical and serving as a Fellow at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association.
Professor Frazier possesses a BS degree from Middle Tennessee State University (aerospace administration) and an MPA degree from the University of Southern California (public administration). His current research focuses on the utilization of small unmanned aircraft systems in law enforcement and public safety applications.