2021 Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys Association Officers
Twin Falls County
Nez Perce County
The Role of the County Prosecuting Attorney
The county prosecuting attorney, along with the county sheriff, is the chief law enforcement officer in the county (31-2227). The prosecutor is ultimately responsible for all felony cases within a county. In addition, the prosecuting attorney is the chief legal advisor to the county (31-2604 and 31-2607). The prosecuting attorney is required to be a licensed Idaho attorney and is elected for a term of four years. However, if no person is available to hold office within a county, the law gives the board of county commissioners the authority to contract for the position (59-907).