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.01 This procedure establishes departmental guidelines for handling juveniles in accordance with;

Title 3 of the Texas Family Code, effective January 1, 1996.

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.02A. The S.A.P.D. investigates all criminal activities alleged to have been committed by juveniles and, when applicable, presents;

completed investigations to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

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.02B. The S.A.P.D. is also committed to the development and

perpetuation of programs designed to prevent and control juvenile delinquency.

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.02B. To accomplish this goal, all components and personnel of the Department shall share the responsibility for;

participating in or supporting the Department’s juvenile operations function.

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.04A. All officers, when dealing with juvenile offenders, shall use the;

least coercive remedies among reasonable alternatives.

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.04A. Remedies which should be considered, when dealing with juvenile offenders:

1. Outright release;
2. Issuance of citations or summonses; and
3. Referral to juvenile court.

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.04B. Juveniles may be arrested under any of the following circumstances or pursuant to:

1. Juvenile Court Order under the Family Code;
2. Laws of arrest in state or federal statute;
3. Conduct violating penal laws of TX or penal ordinances of any political subdivision.

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.04C. Juveniles may be taken into custody under the following circumstances:

1. Determine whether juvenile is alleged to have been harmed or in danger of being harmed;
2. As status offenders, as defined in Family Code,

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.04D. Juveniles are arrested and/or taken into custody in accordance with;

Procedure 601, Prisoners.

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.04E. Officers read SAPD Form #66-E, Rights Warnings, to juvenile offenders in custody;

prior to questioning. for which they are arrested and in accordance with the CCP

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.04F. A child under {10} years, taken into custody for a criminal offense cannot be detained for;

investigative purposes without permission from the child's parent, custodian or guardian.

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.04F. If permission is not granted to detain a child under {10}, he is released to the custody of a parent, custodian or guardian, with a copy of the report;

sent to the Juvenile Processing Office and the appropriate follow-up unit.

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.04F. If a parent, custodian or guardian cannot be located, the child is;

returned to the Juvenile Processing Office.

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.04F. The officer shall prepare the appropriate reports, documenting how he determined the;

age and identity of the underage child or attempted to, and the actions taken in attempting to locate a parent, custodian or guardian

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.04F. Copies of the reports are routed to the;

appropriate follow-up unit.

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.04G. Juveniles arrested and/or taken into custody, if not field released are;

immediately returned to the Juvenile Processing Office for processing.

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.04G. A juvenile’s parent, custodian, or guardian is notified of the arrest;

as soon as the arresting officer is able.

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H. Juveniles booked into the Bexar County Jail by mistake are released immediately and referred to the Juvenile Processing Office if presented with;

1. A certificate of birth or a certified copy.
2. A baptismal certificate, with {2} sworn affidavits.
3. Juvenile's age has been previously certified.

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I. Adults taken into custody for outstanding juvenile warrants are;

transported to the Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center.

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.05A. A field release from custody is made whenever possible, when the officer;

believes it would be in the best interest of the juvenile and the State of Texas.

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.05B. Officers conduct a warrant and missing persons check on all juveniles;

prior to a field release, and handle any active juvenile warrants or reported missing cases.

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.05C. Juveniles may be issued misdemeanor citations for Class C offenses, and the letter;

"J" signifying Juvenile is written in the upper right-hand corner of the citation.

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.05D. During school hours, juveniles who have been detained for curfew or Class C offenses, when field released are returned to;

their school, and a copy of the curfew violation is routed to the Juvenile Processing Office.

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.05D. If the juvenile has been expelled from school, the juvenile is released to;

a parent, custodian, or guardian.

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.05D. If the parent, custodian, or guardian can not be located, the juvenile is taken to;

the Juvenile Processing Office.

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.05E. Juveniles are released to other agencies under the following circumstances:

1. Care and protection of the child in custody;
2. Child asks for assistance, aid, help, or guidance in criminal or civil matters the agency can provide;
3. Another law enforcement agency has jurisdiction over the child, per Texas Family Code;
4. The BCJ Detention Center for processing through the Juvenile Court.

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.06A. Juveniles charged with traffic offenses are issued traffic citations, and released;

1. At the scene if safe to do so and they have a
valid driver’s license in their possession;
2. To the custody of a parent, custodian, or
guardian; or
3. Returned to the Juvenile Processing Office if
unable to locate a parent, custodian, or guardian.

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.06B. The release of a juvenile, at the officer’s discretion, to the custody of a parent, custodian, guardian, adult relative, or;

other responsible adult is documented in a written report.

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.07A. Juveniles suspected of driving while intoxicated or under the influence are

handled in accordance with Procedure 507, Driving While Intoxicated Arrests.

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.07B. Juveniles detained for the offense of D.W.I. are transported to the Juvenile Processing Office after;

any chemical or associated tests have been administered.

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.07C. When juveniles operating motor vehicles are involved in accidents resulting in a death, the probability of a death, or S.B.I. and there is probable cause the accident occurred because a juvenile was intoxicated, what member is dispatched to the scene of the traffic accident?

member of the Homicide Unit or Night CID Unit.

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.07C. When juveniles operating motor vehicles are involved in accidents resulting in a death, the probability of a death, or S.B.I. and there is probable cause the accident occurred because a juvenile was intoxicated, the juvenile suspect is taken into custody for;

the offense of Intoxication Manslaughter, Intoxication Assault, or D.W.I.

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.07C. When juveniles operating motor vehicles are involved in accidents resulting in a death, the probability of a death, or S.B.I. and there is probable cause the accident occurred because a juvenile was intoxicated, the juvenile suspect, if not injured, is transported to the Juvenile Processing Office for processing;

after any chemical or associated tests have been administered, or the juvenile suspect, if injured, is transported to a medical facility.

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.07C. When juveniles operating motor vehicles are involved in accidents resulting in a death, the probability of a death, or S.B.I. and there is probable cause the accident occurred because a juvenile was intoxicated depending on the result of the investigation;

the member of the Homicide Unit or Night CID Unit will determine the charge, if any, to be filed against the juvenile.

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.11A. When a juvenile is in the company of an arrested adult, in order to return the juvenile to the custody of his parent,custodian, or guardian, or responsible adult at home, the;

arresting officer assesses the situation and uses his judgment and discretion as to the most expedient manner.

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.11A. Factors taken into consideration in order to return the juvenile to the custody of his parent,custodian, guardian, or responsible adult are;

age, mental or physical competence, time of day, distance from home, and availability of a responsible person.

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.11B. If proper arrangements cannot be accomplished at the scene, the officer transports children to the Children's Shelter located at 2939 W. Woodlawn Avenue when they are;

{12} years of age or under, the Children’s Shelter will accommodate all children, provided there is room.

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.11B. Transports juveniles, to the Bridge, located at 3103 West Ave,when the juvenile's age is;

{13} years or older, the Bridge accepts children in crisis and runaways.

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.11B. The Bridge will accommodate all children, provided there is room, however, the Bridge will;

scrutinize children who are suicidal, homicidal, and children who do not want to stay at the Bridge.

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.11B. If the above options have failed, contact;

The Juvenile Processing Office.

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