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March 2014 Luncheon Announcement
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March 26, 2014

"A Day in the Life of the Austin's Police Monitor"



Margo Frasier, Police Monitor, City of Austin


The March 26, 2014 EWTG Monthly Luncheon meeting will feature Margo Frasier, Police Monitor, City of Austin.  She will talk about the roles and responsibility as head of the Office of the Police Monitor. 

Are you familiar with the important role of the Police Monitor and why the office exists?  Are you curious about how that office gets their "work"?  Please make plans to attend the March 26th luncheon to hear about this office's roles and responsibilities.


The Office of the Police Monitor (OPM) is an independent City of Austin administrative office that works exclusively with the Austin Police Department (APD).  The OPM is not part of the APD.  The office provides information to promote the highest of mutual respect between police officers and the public.


Margo Frasier, Austin Police Monitor, 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.


Please join EWTG members and friends on March 26, 2014 as follows:

·         The luncheon is held at the Austin Woman’s Club, 708 San Antonio Street

·         Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.

·         The program starts at noon and concludes at 1:00 p.m.

·         The cost is $20 for EWTG members and $25 for guests.

·         Please note there is plenty of free parking.  While there is signage around the building about parking fees, the parking is free to EWTG during the luncheon time frame.

  To register for the Luncheon, please click here

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