General Policy Information
Latest Revision Date: 5/21/2014
Title 1 - Department Administration
Title 2 - Department Employment
Title 3 - Employee Welfare
Title 4 - Human Resources
Title 5 - Employee Conduct
Title 6 - Arrests, Search and Seizure
Title 7 - Evidence and Property
Title 8 - Use of Force
Title 9 - Equipment and Uniforms
Title 10 - Police Facilities & Security
Title 11 - Detainee Management
Title 12 - Department Information Systems
Title 13 - Vehicle Operations
Title 14 - Emergency Operations
Title 15 - Primary Investigation
Title 16 - Patrol Operations
Effective Date: 7/18/2012
This policy applies to the investigations and arrests of juveniles.
The nature of the offense
The age and circumstance of the offender
The mental health of the offender
The prior record of the offender
The availability of community-based rehabilitation programs
The likelihood that the choice will satisfactorily resolve the problem
Officers shall document the name, date of birth, address and telephone number of the parent/guardian contacted.
In order to ensure that rights are understood, an officer may ask a juvenile to explain each warning in his or her own words.
SPD employees may share photos of juvenile suspects with other SPD employees for work-related purposes.
Per RCW 13.50.010(1)(a), “juvenile justice or care agency” means any of the following: police, diversion units, court, prosecuting attorney, defense attorney, detention center, attorney general, the Legislative Children’s Oversight Committee, the Office of the Family and Children’s Ombudsman, the Department of Social and Health Services and its contracting agencies, schools, persons or public or private agencies having children committed to their custody, and any placement oversight committee created under RCW 72.05.415.