The Youth Division of The Criminal Investigations Division is comprised of a specially trained detective who focuses on crime's committed by or carried out against youth. Detectives in this area are specialists in this complex area and work throughout the community to better the lives of our youth. The youth officer and detectives frequently speak to local groups, stressing crime prevention and the importance of being partners with the police department.
Three specially trained officers are assigned as school resource officers. These specially trained officers work with in cooperation with the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Education to provide school security, mentoring and incident management.
The Police Department's goal of being a police community partnership with residents of all ages is the philosophy of these carefully screened officers, and part of the Department's mission of excellence.