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Margo Frasier, Police Monitor

Margo Frasier

Margo Frasier brings over 35 years of experience in criminal justice to the City of Austin’s Office of the Police Monitor. Prior to being appointed Police Monitor, Ms. Frasier consulted with law enforcement and corrections agencies and provided litigation support.

From 1997 through 2004, Ms. Frasier served as the Sheriff of Travis County, Texas. She started as a deputy more than two decades earlier and is the only woman to hold the office. As Sheriff, she oversaw more than 1,400 deputies, corrections officers, and other employees with a budget of more than $90 million. Ms. Frasier earned praise for her leadership in implementing community policing and improving the jail system.

Ms. Frasier has been on the faculty of Sam Houston State University, St. Edward’s University, and Austin Community College. Over the years, as a consultant and an attorney, she has provided representation and expert testimony in matters involving criminal justice including civil rights, employment law, law enforcement practices, and corrections practices.

Ms. Frasier served as treasurer, vice-president, and president of the Major County Sheriffs’ Association. She also served on the boards of the National Sheriffs’ Association, National Center for Women and Policing, Texas Institute for Public Problem Solving, SafePlace, and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Central Texas. In addition, she was recognized twice by the Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas as Administrator of the Year.

Ms. Frasier holds a Juris Doctor with high honors from Florida State University College of Law and a Bachelors of Science with honors from Sam Houston State University.