Adams County District Attorney Brian Sinnett Elected PDAA President

July 24, 2023

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) today announced its elected officers for the 2023-24 business year. The election took place during the PDAA’s annual business meeting.

District Attorney Brian SinnettPresident: Adams County District Attorney Brian Sinnett

Vice President: Clinton County District Attorney David Strouse

Secretary/Treasurer: Dauphin County District Attorney Francis Chardo

“I am honored to lead an association of dedicated public servants, who seek justice for crime victims, safety for our communities, and improvements in our criminal justice system,” Sinnett said.

Sinnett was first elected District Attorney of Adams County in 2015. An experienced prosecutor, Sinnett served as First Assistant District Attorney in Adams County from 2004 to 2016. Before that, he served as a Senior Deputy Prosecutor in York County. He also serves as a Special Assistant United States Attorney.

Sinnett said he is looking forward to working with district attorneys across Pennsylvania on issues ranging from improving victims’ rights to recruiting county prosecutors and law enforcement officers. Sinnett said PDAA also remains focused on training prosecutors to be both effective and ethical in their profession.

“It is the responsibility of the District Attorney to do the right thing for the right reasons and seek accountability, and often treatment, for those who violate the law,” Sinnett said. “It is a balance that requires both training and expertise.”

PDAA ensures that prosecutors have the knowledge, skills and support they need by offering:

  • Continuing education classes covering changes in criminal justice law and trends in law enforcement
  • Training and support for new prosecutors
  • Assistance to prosecutors across the state with emerging issues or difficult cases
  • Amicus briefs for appellate cases dealing with criminal justice issues
  • Advocacy on state legislation that could impact crime victims, law enforcement, or the criminal justice system

For more information on PDAA, or to view upcoming training programs, visit the PDAA website.