Idaho Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor

"If I was given just five minutes to chop down a tree, or lose my life, I'd spend three minutes sharpening my ax."

-- Anonymous

Training Program Overview


The Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys Association (IPAA) is excited to offer various training opportunities to prosecutors’ offices, law enforcement agencies, judges and community organizations. Trainings can be adapted to meet the needs of the audience.  Programs range from week-long trial advocacy to one-day substantive seminars or brief 20-minute presentations. 

Topics include:

Substantive Law Seminars

  • Search & Seizure
  • Breath/blood test admissibility and challenges
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs)
  • Toxicology
  • Collision Reconstruction

Trial Advocacy Trainings for Prosecutors

  • Fundamental of trial
  • Voir dire
  • Opening statements
  • Direct and cross of experts
    • Toxicologist
    • Collision reconstructionist
    • Medical Examiner
  • Closing Statements

Trial Advocacy Trainings for Law Enforcement

  • Effective evidence gathering
  • How to write a comprehensive report
  • Testimony methodology – how to be a better witness

Community Trainings

  • Underage Drinking – Does it Matter?
  • Impaired Driving
  • Seat Belt Usage
  • Start Seeing Motorcycles
  • Distracted Driving
  • CSI Effect

Please look over the trainings offered under the various training tabs to see if I can help meet your training needs.  If there is a topic not listed you would like to see, please do not hesitate to contact me as I am continually developing new training.