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Law EnforcementProcedures in Delinquency Proceedings.

§ 7B‑2100.  Role of thelaw enforcement officer.

A law enforcement officer whotakes a juvenile into temporary custody should select the most appropriatecourse of action to the situation, the needs of the juvenile, and theprotection of the public safety. The officer may:

(1)        Release thejuvenile, with or without first counseling the juvenile;

(2)        Release the juvenileto the juvenile's parent, guardian, or custodian;

(3)        Refer the juvenile tocommunity resources;

(4)        Seek a petition; or

(5)        Seek a petition andrequest a custody order. (1979, c. 815, s. 1; 1998‑202, s. 6.)