Juvenile Unit

The Juvenile Crimes Investigations Unit is located at Police Headquarters.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
After hours emergency call outs are initiated by calling the Central Dispatch center at 911.

Phone: (812) 436-7906
Fax: (812) 435-6226

The Juvenile Section, which is staffed by one sergeant and three officers, investigates crimes committed by juveniles. In order to focus on rehabilitation over punitive measure, the section works very closely with Juvenile Court, Child Protective Service, Substance Abuse Council, the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation and various community agencies to provide opportunities for restitution, counseling and restorative justice programs.

Is there a curfew in effect for Juveniles?
There is a statute; however, due to appellate court cases, the curfew is not currently enforceable. Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to set their own curfews.

As a parent or guardian with an out-of-control juvenile, what can the Police Department Juvenile Unit do to help me?
The EPD Juvenile Unit deals only with criminal violations. If your child has committed an act that would be a crime (Runaway, Vandalism, Battery, Narcotics use, etc.) this Unit will investigate the matter and offer many different solutions including, but not limited to detention, referral to Juvenile Court, Community Service, and referral to youth organizations. However, parents/guardians are encouraged to seek therapy, church services and local youth assistance organizations (Youth Resources and Youth Services Bureau, etc.) for matters that are not criminal.

What are the changes to Indiana Law for Probationary Drivers?
Drivers may not use any type of telecommunication device while driving, except to call 911. Drivers under age 18 may not drive between 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. for the first 180 days after receiving their license. After 180 days, drivers may not drive between 11:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday and between 1:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays. Drivers may not drive with passengers for the first 180 days, unless they are with a licensed driver at least 25 years old or a parent/guardian who is at least 21 years old.


FBI's Child ID App

Now there’s a free new tool from the FBI that can help. Our just launched Child ID app—the first mobile application created by the FBI—provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that it’s literally right at hand if you need it. You can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, you can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks.

The app also includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.

Click below image or link for more details:


FBI Child ID App:  http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/august/child_080511