Youth Services Division
Captain Thomas Ward
The Youth Crime Unit is located at 127 North Broadway. The telephone number is 377-7293. The Youth Services Division is a unit designed to facilitate the interaction between the Police Department and youths in our community.
The following are a list of services currently provided by the Youth Services Division
Youth Investigators assist patrol units as well as the Detective Division in follow up investigations involving juveniles, along with the processing of any arrests involving children from 7 to 15 years of age. Unit personnel are qualified in the processes of interviewing and taking statements from youths. Officers actively investigate Court ordered Persons in Need of Supervision warrants and Juvenile Delinquency warrants. The Youth Services Division work closely with Family Court, Juveniles Detention facilities, and Children's Protective Services to ensure that juvenile's receive proper rehabilitation and counseling.
Missing Persons Unit:
This unit handles and maintains a database for all missing person investigations. The unit has capabilities for creating Missing Person posters, disseminating information and coordinating inter-agency search efforts. Officers in this unit assist with searching for lost children and handle runaway issues.