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Drug Resource Prosecutor

  • Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council
  • Indianapolis (Full-Time)

Posted: Jan 24, 2024


Job Description:

The IPAC seeks an experienced trial prosecutor/deputy prosecutor to serve as its Drug Resource Prosecutor.

The IPAC Drug Resource Prosecutor (DRP) provides legal research and guidance to Indiana prosecuting attorneys who request assistance investigating and prosecuting violations of Indiana Code 35-48. The DRP enhances the ability of prosecuting attorneys to reduce illegal drug activity by obtaining training, equipment, and technical assistance and advises them on the standards and forms for investigative techniques in drug cases such as search warrants, trash pulls, protective searches, dog sniffs, and state wiretap investigations.

As a subject matter expert on Indiana drug offenses, the DRP develops a state-wide anti-drug prosecutor-based preventive law program; develops the curriculum for intermediate/advanced drug prosecution trial advocacy courses; develops, publishes, and assists other staff members with the publication of IPAC handbooks to insure inclusion of relevant drug offense commentary. The DRP partners with the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor in areas of common interest such as crime laboratories, toxicology, addiction treatment, and the rehabilitation of drug addicts. The DRP develops and publishes model predicate questions for the admission of drug testing evidence and collects and shares best practices involving trial briefs and motions.

The DRP follows through by studying the impact of proposed drug offense legislation as well as the study of the success (or failure) of the various sentencing tools available to the courts.

In addition to working with Indiana prosecutors, the DRP serves as a liaison with Federal authorities in order to coordinate state-wide drug prosecution efforts. The DRP also serves as a liaison and advisor to the Department of Toxicology and the Indiana State Police/Marion County crime laboratories on drug testing and trial testimony.

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave. The State of Indiana is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

How to Apply:

The DRP reports to the Chief of Criminal Law. Applicants should have significant trial experience. Applicants who wish to be considered for this assignment should submit a cover letter with resume to the IPAC’s Chief of Staff, Robin Bischof at [email protected].

Applicants received after February 2, 2024, will not be considered. Current good standing to practice law in Indiana is required.

Contact Information:

[email protected]