Most qualified candidate with over 27 years, of Law Enforcement Experience with the Texas Department of Public Safety as a State Trooper and as a Sergeant of Criminal Intelligence Service. Frank’s Goals to Improve the Potter County Sheriff’s Office.
• Bring potential revenue to Potter County by creating a “Narcotics Interdiction Unit”
• Re-establish the respect and integrity of the Sheriff’s Office
• Re-establish good relationships with local Law Enforcement Agencies
• Hold quarterly “open” meetings throughout the county to hear the issues and concerns of the citizens
• Work with Commissioner’s Court for the benefit of all citizens of the County
• Correct the deficiencies in the Co. Detention Center and address the need for future expansion
• Experience which will bring strong training values
• Increase security where it is needed within Potter County buildings
Respect, Integrity, and Service are the words that describe Frank Frausto on a personal level as well as on a professional platform. Born in Morton, Texas on November 13, 1955, he was the fourth born child of six children to Frank Frausto Sr. and Maria Elena Frausto. After Frank suffered the loss of his father when he was only five years of age, his mother raised their family on her own in the San Antonio Area. It was because of her dedication and love that she became his hero. He is the father of two sons, a daughter, and a proud grandfather of three.
Frank Frausto attended and graduated from the Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. On May 8, 1980 he graduated from the Texas Department of Public Safety Academy. Soon after, he was assigned to Amarillo. During Frank’s career with DPS he received over 1,300 Education hours and over 2,000 Training hours, which were all approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE). He also received a Master of Peace Certificate. Frank served as a Texas State trooper in different services; Driver License, Highway Patrol, Motor Vehicle and was promoted to Sergeant in the Criminal Intelligence Service.
Among the many types of criminal investigations conducted by Sergeant Frausto were special investigations of public officials, police officers and correction officers. In addition, he worked with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the FBI in gathering Criminal Intelligence in reference to terrorism, criminal aliens, and human trafficking. He also worked with the Attorney General’s office in the prosecution of school officials involved in the sexual assault of a child, and he worked with the Adult Protective Services in reference to exploitation of senior citizens.
Mr. Frausto decided to run for Potter County Sheriff about a year ago. During this time he chose to retire early in order to focus on his desire to become your Sheriff. His 11 years working as State Trooper, and his 16 years as a Sergeant in the Criminal intelligence Service, give him a total of 27 years of experience and knowledge in Law Enforcement which, make Frank Frausto the most qualified candidate for Potter County Sheriff.