Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors
TSRPs facilitate a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to the prosecution of impaired driving and other traffic crimes.
A Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) is generally a current or former prosecutor who provides training, education and technical support to traffic crimes prosecutors and law enforcement agencies throughout their state. Traffic crimes and safety issues include but are not limited to: alcohol and/or drug impaired driving, vehicular homicide, occupant restraint and other highway safety issues.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), law enforcement agencies, crime laboratories (including forensic toxicologists), medical examiners, local media, governor’s highway safety offices (GHTSO), and victim advocate groups should all be utilized to facilitate services to all prosecutors and law enforcement.
By promoting TSRP's at the State level, the local prosecutors have the resources and technical expertise that until recently has only been available at the national level. Having prosecutors trained earlier in their career will reduce the number of serious traffic cases that are dismissed or negotiated to lesser offenses.
Senior Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
Assistant Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor