Peggy Frankhouser began her career with the Houston Police Department, in 1967 where she served for 26 years. During that time she worked as an Identification Clerk, a Fingerprint Examiner, and a Latent Print Examiner. Peggy was the first manager of the Automated Fingerprint Identification System at the Houston Police Department charged with developing specifications and handling implementation of that system which was one of three fingerprint computer systems in the United States. She has investigated numerous crime scenes and testified in both State District and Federal District Courts as a fingerprint expert. Peggy is a graduate of the FBI Academy’s Advanced Administrative Latent Print Course in Quantico, Virginia as well as numerous other training courses dealing with fingerprint identification, crime scenes investigations, evidence processing, and other law enforcement related courses. She received the 100 Club Officer of the Year Award in 1986 while working at the Houston Police Department.
Captain Frankhouser has been with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office since 1993 assigned in the Crime Lab as a Crime Scene Investigator, Sergeant, and Lieutenant. In 2005 Sheriff Tommy Gage promoted her to Captain to be responsible for the Staff Services Division where she manages Communications, including Dispatch and the Radio System & Shop, Fleet Operations, the Crime Lab and Property Room. While employed here at the Sheriff’s Office, Captain Frankhouser was awarded the Employee of the Month in 2004 and the Meritorious Service Award in 2010 for her work implementing Montgomery County’s new public safety radio system. Captain Frankhouser holds a Master Peace Officer’s Certificate from TCLEOSE.