TSTP STAFF

Kenneth Stecker - Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
Kinga Gorzelewski Canike - Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
Amy Gronowski - Traffic Safety Resource Associate

 
PURPOSE

This program is designed to help prosecutors around the state to effectively prosecute traffic safety violations with special focus on the following crimes:

  • Vehicular homicides
  • Vehicle crashes involving personal injuries
  • Operating while intoxicated cases
  • Operating on a suspended or revoked license cases

Additionally, part of the training program is to provide consistent, up-to-date reference materials to assist prosecutors in prosecuting traffic safety cases. The Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors update the OWI manual, and make changes concurrent with legislative and case law changes. They also provide a quarterly newsletter, legal memoranda, and other reference materials to keep prosecutors current on the latest developments in traffic safety law.

Finally, the program aims to improve the coordination of the prosecution of traffic safety cases between law enforcement, prosecutors, OHSP, the Secretary of State, the Judiciary and other traffic safety organizations.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the program are:

  • To provide continuing professional education opportunities for all new assistant prosecutors to improve their ability to effectively prosecute traffic safety violations
  • To provide continuing professional education opportunities for experienced prosecuting attorneys to improve their ability to effectively prosecute more complex traffic safety violations, such as vehicular homicide or felony drunk driving
  • To provide quality, up to date legal reference materials to assist prosecutors and other traffic safety professionals to more effectively prosecute traffic safety cases
  • To provide a dedicated liaison between the state's prosecutors and the traffic safety community to work for better coordination in the prosecution of traffic safety violations

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