Youth Services Bureau
The Youth Services Bureau (YSB) is comprised of two School Resource Officers (SRO) under the Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB). The SRO is listed below and can be contacted via e-mail by clicking on their names.
Officer Van Doren – All Schools
Officer Barnett – All Schools
The youth officer is also involved in a variety of community programs that allow the students and adults to see them in a positive light. Some of the programs include: Headquarter Tours for groups, Safety Town, Somerset County 4-H Fair, Somerset County Law Enforcement Day, Somerset County Special Olympics and the Special Olympics Torch Run. The bureau maintains membership in the Youth Services Commission, Municipal Alliance, Juvenile Officers Association and the Somerset Alcohol Council. The participation with these agencies has allowed the bureau to obtain valuable training resources for the police department.
In addition to the school and community activities, the youth officer also assists the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) by handling the majority of the juvenile case follow-ups. The case follow-up includes conducting any necessary interviews, determining what charges should be sought and at which level (Station House Adjustment or Prosecutor’s Office referral) and completing the necessary paperwork for those cases.