Note: Dependent children may NOT be placed in a secure facility.
A minor 14 years of age or older may be placed in secure detention only when a PO has a reasonable belief that the minor poses a serious security risk of harm to self or others.
In determining whether the minor presents a serious security risk, the peace officer must take into account the following factors:
1. Age, maturity, and delinquent history.
2. Severity of the offense(s) for which the minor was taken.
3. The minor's behavior, including degree to which the minor appears cooperative or noncooperative,
4. The availability of staff to provide adequate supervision or protection of the minor,
5. The age, type, and number of other individuals who are detained in the facility.
A minor MUST be informed of the following at the time of secure detainment:
1. Allowance of two phone calls within one hour,
2. Purpose of secure detention,
3. Length of time the secure detention is expected to last, and
4. 6 hour maximum time limit.