Margo Frasier has over 40 years of experience in the criminal justice field. Ms. Frasier is a criminal justice consultant and provides litigation support. Ms. Frasier serves as a subject matter expert in law enforcement and corrections for the Special Litigation Section of the United States Department of Justice. In addition, she serves as a court appointed monitor of the consent decree for the jail system in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
Ms. Frasier served as the elected sheriff of Travis County, Texas from 1997 through 2004; the first woman to hold the office where she started as a deputy more than two decades earlier. As sheriff, she oversaw 1,350 deputies and other employees with a budget of more than $90 million. She earned praise for her leadership in improving the jail system and the implementation of community policing. Since leaving office, Ms. Frasier worked as an assistant professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, a Senior Associate for MGT of America, Inc., and as the Police Monitor for the City of Austin. Over the years, as a consultant and an attorney, she has provided expert testimony in matters involving criminal justice including civil rights, employment law, law enforcement practices, and corrections practices.
Ms. Frasier is on the board of the National Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) where she serves as Vice-President. Ms. Frasier served as treasurer, vice-president, and president of the Major County Sheriffs’ Association. She also served on the boards of the National Sheriff’s Association, National Center for Women and Policing, Texas Institute for Public Problem Solving, 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. She also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Center on Women in Policing.