Departmental procedures for juveniles differ in
certain aspects from those for adults. Therefore,
officers making juvenile status offense arrests
shall be guided by this policy.
Beyond parental control: Any juvenile who is
beyond the control of the juvenile’s parent or other custodian.
Curfew: Any juvenile less than 16 years of age
who (1) goes or remains on any public street,
highway, public place, or private place held
open to the public after 2200 hours and before
0400 hours and (2) is unaccompanied by a parent,
guardian, or an adult person authorized by a parent
or guardian to accompany the juvenile.
Injurious behavior: Any juvenile whose behavior
is injurious to the juvenile’s own self or others’ welfare.
Runaway: Any juvenile who voluntarily leaves
home or the custody of his or her parent/guardian without permission.
Status offense: An act committed by a juvenile that,
if committed by an adult, would not constitute a crime.
Examples include, but are not limited to: runaway,
truancy, curfew (only juveniles under 16 years old),
beyond parental control, and injurious behavior.
Truancy: Any juvenile who is registered in school
but is found not attending school during normal school
hours and is without a valid school pass. Refer to
Policy 4.34, TRUANCY, for enforcement guidelines.
A. Communications Division
With regard to status offenders, only reported
runaways are listed in the outstanding Juvenile
Justice Information System (JJIS) file.
1. Juveniles reported as runaways shall be
entered into the outstanding JJIS file.
2.An outstanding juvenile runaway shall be
removed from the JJIS file when the assigned
officer informs Communications Division personnel that:
a. The juvenile is under arrest for the runaway offense; or
b. The runaway case is closed as records only.
B. Patrol Divisions
1. Initial reports
a. Generally, initial reports are submitted
only after a juvenile has been arrested for a status offense.
b. However, when a juvenile is reported as a
runaway, a runaway report shall be initiated. The
officer shall also follow established procedures
for completing the Incident Report, HPD-192 form.
2. Arrest requirements
a. After arresting a juvenile for a status
offense, officers shall contact a field supervisor
for a case disposition. Field supervisors shall
be guided by Policy 4.33, HANDLING JUVENILES, for dispositions.
b. A computer inquiry shall be made for any
outstanding warrants and Letters of Apprehension.
Juveniles with confirmed Letters of Apprehension
shall be transported to the designated detention
facility after obtaining their Juvenile Packet
from the respective district’s receiving desk.
c. Each status arrest shall have a Juvenile
Arrest Report (JAR), HPD-191 form.
d. Officers directed by a field supervisor
to refer parents/guardians and juveniles to Family Court shall:
(1) Note “referred to Family Court”
as the disposition on the JAR, HPD-191 form,
and the Incident Report, HPD-192 form; and
(2) Inform parents/guardians that
they will be contacted via written notification by the Family Court.
e. If a juvenile is an outstanding runaway
and is arrested for any other offense, the juvenile
shall also be booked for the runaway offense.
f. The officer shall request a juvenile number
(e.g., J#-) through the Communications Division and
place the juvenile number in the appropriate blocks
of the JAR, HPD-191 form; and the Incident Report, HPD-192 form.
g. The completed JAR, HPD 191 form, and a copy
of the officer’s full report shall be forwarded to
the Records and Identification Division.
3. Military installations
a. Military-base police reports involving
status offenses shall be investigated in accordance with this directive.
b. Officers responding to runaway cases on
military installations shall immediately notify the base police.
C. Central Receiving Division/District Receiving Desk
The lieutenant or designee shall prepare a Juvenile
Packet for the juvenile with confirmed Letters of
Apprehension. Each packet shall consist of the following:
1. The completed JAR, HPD-191 form;
2. Copies of the initial police report and any follow-up reports;
3. The following JJIS printouts: 1) Offense
History Information Summary, 2) Apprehension Summary,
3) Program Information Summary, and 4) Demographic Add/Update;
4. A completed State of Hawaii, Detention and Shelter Criteria Form; and
5. A copy of the juvenile detainee’s property receipt, if applicable.
Under Section 571-84(e) of the Hawaii Revised
Statutes (HRS), all police records relating to
proceedings authorized under Section 571-11, HRS, are confidential.