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Juvenile Division

The Ruston Police Department assigns two officers as full-time Juvenile Investigators. These investigators are trained and experienced in the investigation of criminal matters which are committed by and against juveniles. In Louisiana, a juvenile is anyone under the age of 17. By law, many incidents and offenses involving juveniles must be handled differently than similar incidents involving adult offenders. Our Juvenile Investigators act as a liaison to local schools and have an excellent working relationship with the local school staff. These investigators work very closely with the Juvenile Court and Justice System, as well as the Office of Family Services, in an effort to not only reduce juvenile crime, but to try to help many of today's troubled and misguided youths get back on the right track before they become adults.

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