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Youth Officer

The Juvenile Division is part of the Detective Division which handles the investigation of all complaints involving juvenile suspects (ages 7 through 15) and the petition of juveniles to the Nassau County Family Court.

The Juvenile Division is responsible for the investigation of any offense in which a person under the age of 16 is a suspect. They are also responsible for petitioning a juvenile defendant into Family Court (juveniles do not go through the regular court system) and for requesting that a Juvenile be given a “Person In Need of Supervision” (PINS) status.

Our Detectives also work very closely with the DSS Child Protective Services Unit, school officials and child advocacy groups.

Typical Functions of a Juvenile Officer:

Investigations

  • Investigate all criminal activity that involve juveniles.
  • Maintain centralized confidential records and up to date statistics on delinquency and child victimization/exploitation.
  • Investigate and, where necessary, research special youth problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, vandalism, gang activity, racial incidents, child abuse, child exploitation or self destructive behavior.
  • Screen all juvenile related reports generated within the department.
  • Investigate and process juvenile activity reported to the Departments.
  • Investigate and locate reported missing juveniles up to sixteen years of age.
  • Follow up investigations involving juvenile complaints.
  • Investigate physical and sexual abuse of children.
  • Investigate the complaints of adults that may be contributing or causing the delinquency of children.

Advocacy

  • Study and analyze the local juvenile delinquency problem and act as a consultant to public and private agencies on delinquency trends, patterns and issues.
  • Attend training sessions dealing with juveniles and other human relations courses.

Diversion

  • Seek to divert cases from the Family Court by taking advantage of available alternatives, referring youth to the juvenile justice system as a last resort.

Community/Public Relations

  • Cooperate with comminty agencies concerned with youth. Family Court, child care agencies, youth bureaus, mental health centers, country probation and social service departments are examples.

ROCKVILLE CENTRE POLICE DEPARTMENT

34 Maple Ave. Rockville Centre, NY 11570

(516) 678-9384

OUR MISSION

“The Mission of the Rockville Centre Police Department is to provide quality police service to the residents and visitors of the community in a professional, courteous and committed manner”