The Juvenile Investigations Unit is a branch of the Major Investigations Division. This unit’s primary purpose is to conduct follow-up investigations pertaining to misdemeanor and felony crimes committed by offenders under the age of 18.
Juvenile detectives perform the following police functions to include (but not limited to):
Coordinate and prepare cases for court
Conduct follow-up investigations
Design and implement programs
Divert juveniles from the juvenile justice system and adjust cases at the department level (see Peer Jury information)
Locate and return runaway juveniles
Refer juveniles and their families to social service agencies