July 20, 2012

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI) announced today that three district attorneys have been elected to serve as officers of the educational and training arm of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. The election took place during the PDAA summer business meeting July 8-12, 2012. The new officers are:

President: Hon. Edward M. Marsico, Jr., Dauphin County District Attorney

Vice President: Hon. Francis J. Schultz, Crawford County District Attorney

Secretary-Treasurer: Hon. Shawn C. Wagner, Adams County District Attorney

“As PDAI President, I look forward to being actively engaged in the education and training aspects relevant to law enforcement, the integrity of our criminal justice system and the prosecutors who serve it,” said Marsico.

Marsico was first elected District Attorney for Dauphin County in November 1999. In addition to successfully prosecuting high profile, difficult cases, his tenure has been noted for instituting a Dauphin County investigative grand jury, making improvements in local child abuse investigations, and being actively engaged in state legislative criminal justice issues and debates. He has been a member of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association executive board since 2002 and has served as both president and vice president.

Before he was elected DA, Marsico served as an assistant district attorney where he handled many homicide and drug prosecutions. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Dauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance Program and the ARC of Dauphin and Lebanon Counties. Marsico is also an adjunct professor at Widener University School of Law and Harrisburg Area Community College.

The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute, the education and training affiliate of the Association, was founded in 1983 for the purpose of developing and providing educational materials and training seminars for District Attorneys. In addition to providing training and materials to District Attorneys and their staffs, the Institute also conducts child abuse investigation courses, case-law updates and other training courses for Pennsylvania’s law enforcement officials. It now administers programs to provide training to victim service professionals as well.