The juvenile investigator holds the task of preventing and controlling delinquent acts committed by youths. This goal is accomplished by counseling juvenile offenders, conducting station adjustments, providing referrals to juvenile services and implementing programs intended to decrease criminal activity. The juvenile detective investigates an array of criminal activity committed by or against juveniles.
Some other duties include:
- Conducting follow-up investigation on reports involving juveniles and verifying that sex offenders residing in the Town of Normal are in compliance with mandatory reporting laws
- Investigating any reports alleging child abuse or sexual abuse
- Interviewing juveniles in custody for serious offenses
- Interviewing juveniles who are the victims of a serious crime
The juvenile detective also works closely with the School Resource Officers