juvenile officer


: a police officer charged with the detection, prosecution, and care of juvenile delinquents

Examples of juvenile officer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The names range from Mary Baldwin, Lura Gould Baldwin Jr. and Philura Gould Baldwin from the early days of Baldwin Wallace University to Perle Claflin, Berea’s first woman juvenile officer; Margaret Crawford, librarian; and Muriel Hardy of the Sun News. cleveland, 27 Aug. 2020 The chief juvenile officer responded to Cook’s referral four days later. Lisa Riordan Seville, The New Republic, 13 Feb. 2023 The case has been referred to the juvenile officer to determine if charges will be filed. cleveland, 7 Dec. 2022 No charges were filed; however, a copy of the police report was forwarded to the juvenile officer. John Benson, cleveland, 23 Nov. 2022 Charges for safecracking and breaking and entering were entered and the incident was referred to the juvenile officer. cleveland, 1 Aug. 2022 Delao was hired in 2011 as a patrol officer, officials said, and has served within the department as an evidence technician, field training officer, juvenile officer, crisis intervention team officer and a firearms instructor. James T. Norman, chicagotribune.com, 16 Oct. 2021 His brother, 19, of Cleveland, was called in to take custody with information forward to the department’s juvenile officer, although the mother noted that the family was moving to Alabama later in the month. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 20 Mar. 2021 The officer forwarded the case to the juvenile officer for review. John Benson, cleveland, 21 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of juvenile officer was in 1954

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“Juvenile officer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juvenile%20officer. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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