JANUARY 2021-SPECIAL ORDER NO. 1-INTERROGATION OF SUSPECTS - ADMONITION OF MIRANDA RIGHTS; ADVISEMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS PER WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE 625 - JUVENILES; AND, JUVENILE ARREST SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT, FORM 05.02.06 - REVISED

PURPOSE: On September 30, 2020, California Senate Bill (SB) 203 was enacted. The Bill, which takes effect January 1, 2021, expands and extends protections for minors prior to custodial interrogation by law enforcement. Previously, these protections applied to juveniles 15 years of age or younger. The new Bill extends these protections to juveniles 17 years of age or younger. The purpose of this Order is to revise Department policy pertaining to juvenile interrogations in compliance with SB 203.

PROCEDURE:
I. INTERROGATION OF SUSPECTS – ADMONITION OF MIRANDA RIGHTS;
AND, ADVISEMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS PER WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE 625 – JUVENILES – REVISED. Department Manual Sections 4/202.10, Interrogation of Suspects – Admonition of Miranda Rights; and, 4/202.30, Advisement of Constitutional Rights Per Welfare and Institutions Code 625 – Juveniles, have been revised. The “Interrogation of Juveniles portion of Department Manual Section of 4/202.10 has been removed and incorporated into Department Manual Section 4/202.30. Department Manual Section 4/202.30 is attached, with the revisions indicated in italics.

II. JUVENILE ARREST SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT, FORM 05.02.06 – REVISED.
The Juvenile Arrest Supplemental Report, Form 05.02.06, has been revised. The revised form incorporates interrogation protections for juveniles 17 years of age or younger under the “ADMONITION OF MIRANDA RIGHTS” box. The use, completion and distribution of this form remains unchanged.

FORM AVAILABILITY: The revised Juvenile Arrest Supplemental Report is attached for immediate use and duplication and is available in E-Forms on the Department’s Local Area Network. All other versions of this form shall be mark “obsolete” and placed into Area/divisional recycling bins.

AMENDMENTS: This Order amends Sections 4/202.10 and 4/202.30 of the Department Manual, SPECIAL ORDER NO. 1

AUDIT RESPONSIBILITY: The Commanding Officer, Audit Division, shall review this directive and determine whether an audit or inspection shall be conducted in accordance with Department Manual Section 0/080.30.

Approved by:
MICHEL R. MOORE
Chief of Police

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