Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A TSRP?

To provide critical support to enhance the capability of prosecutors in effectively enforcing Kentucky’s traffic safety laws.
 

WHAT CAN THE TSRPS DO TO HELP?

  • Provide training to Prosecutors and Law Enforcement on all subjects related to the investigation and prosecution of Impaired Driving cases and Vehicular Homicide.
  • Provide technical assistance and legal research to prosecutors on issues related to search and seizure, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), the Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) Program, implied consent, breath/blood testing, and more.
  • Be a resource and provide technical assistance to State, local and county law enforcement in methods of evidence gathering, especially newly emerging technology and trial techniques, that will improve the ability of prosecutors to effectively prosecute impaired driving cases.
  • Meet regularly with law enforcement agencies to explain prosecutorial policy, answer questions, and receive suggestions to foster improved law enforcement /prosecutor cooperation and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies.
  • Serve as second chair on difficult impaired driving cases, including but not limited to Daubert, other suppression hearings, motions, etc.
  • Make presentations and participate in National, State and local meetings on traffic safety issues.
  • Provide access to resources available through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators (NAPC), National Traffic Law Center (NTLC), and other TSRPs.
 

MEET YOUR TRAFFIC SAFETY RESOURCE PROSECUTORS (TSRPS)

Tom Lockridge was the Commonwealth's Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit in Kentucky from 1990 until August 2016. Prior to this position and beginning in 1986, he served as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. He served as president of the Commonwealth’s Attorneys Association in 1997-1998 and received the Carroll M. Redford Award as “Outstanding Kentucky Prosecutor” in 1995. The Kentucky Attorney General honored Tom as the “Outstanding Commonwealth’s Attorney” in 1997 and in 1996 he was named “Outstanding Young Lawyer” by the Kentucky Bar Association. He has served as a member of the Prosecutors Advisory Council, The Governor’s Task Force on Sexual Assault, and served as chair of the Kentucky Multidisciplinary Commission on Child Sexual Abuse from 2002 to 2009. Tom has served as a member of the faculty at the National Advocacy Center, the Kentucky Prosecutors Institute and at forensic interview clinics for APSAC. Tom now serves as Co-Chair of the Kentucky Impaired Driving Task Force.

Aaron Ann Cole was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky.  She left the Bluegrass State to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and then moved to Chicago to attend Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  Upon her graduation in 2008, Aaron Ann began working as a criminal prosecutor at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where she clerked throughout law school.  After prosecuting countless cases ranging from DUIs to murders, Aaron Ann moved home to Lexington in 2012.  Upon returning to Kentucky, Aaron Ann practiced administrative and civil law before returning to her roots in the Special Prosecutions Unit at the Attorney General’s Office.  In 2016, she became an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney with the Fayette County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and was eventually appointed to the Special Victim’s Unit.  After, she joined the Kentucky State Police (KSP) as an Attorney in the Office of Legal Services to teach at the Academy and advocate for KSP.  In August 2019, Aaron Ann was appointed as a law enforcement-focused Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) based at KSP. Aaron Ann and her husband Greg Funfsinn are the proud parents of two young sons.