§2 ch4: Investigation Response
4.3.4 Law Enforcement Official
When the alleged perpetrator is an employee of the law enforcement agency that normally would be involved in the co-investigation:
- Notify CD office in county of jurisdiction, if child is in CD care and custody, at time of report and of results of investigation.
- Request CD office in county of jurisdiction to notify the juvenile court, if court has custody of subject child, of report, that an investigation is being conducted, and of results of investigation.
- Contact appropriate co-investigator, as outlined in local co-investigation policy, in order to begin investigation if report alleges sexual abuse or other severe abuse/neglect.
- If co-investigator is available, arrange pre-interview conference to discuss complaint and plans for investigation.
- If co-investigator is not available or unable to conduct co-investigation, proceed with investigation as required. Co-investigator may join investigation at any time during process.
- Notify parent (of subject child), if different from alleged perpetrator, of report and that an investigation is being conducted.
- Complete investigation with all co-investigators to gather relevant data. Arrange post-investigation conference to review findings.
Report, in writing, findings to juvenile office.
- The law enforcement agency is considered an alleged perpetrator when the child is in its custody and the CA/N is caused by: actions or inactions, or written or unwritten policies of the law enforcement agency.
Notify parents (of subject child) and alleged perpetrator of results of investigation per CS-21.
Chapter Memoranda History: (prior to 1/31/07)