Rule 92. Taking into custody without
(a) Any duly appointed peace officer may take into custody without
process any child who in the opinion of the officer is within the jurisdiction
of the juvenile and domestic relations division of the court. Such action shall
not be construed as an arrest but shall be deemed a measure to protect the
health, morals and well-being of the child.
(b) The officer taking the child into custody shall make immediate
arrangements to have the child taken to his home where he shall be released in
the custody of his parents, guardian, or custodian, upon the written promise of
the parents, guardian, or custodian to assume responsibility for the presence
of the child in court should a hearing be scheduled; or such child may be
released in the custody of a probation officer or other person designated by
(c) If it be impracticable to proceed as in paragraph (b) above, or if
the nature of the offense is such as to require the immediate detention of the
child, the officer taking the child into custody shall make immediate
arrangements to have the child placed in a detention facility approved by the
(d) Whenever a child has been taken into custody in accordance with this
rule, the officer taking the child into custody or his duly constituted
superior officer shall proceed to file a complaint or preliminary notice with
the court in accordance with Rule 90 or 91.
Change of name of juvenile and domestic relations division. Act
Sept. 24, 1983, No. 4855, ' 1, Sess. L. 1983, p. 138, repealed former Chapter
11 of Title 4 of the Virgin Islands Code, which established the juvenile and
domestic relations division, and added a new Chapter 11, relating to the family
Criteria for detention, see 5 V.I.C ' 2514.
Detention hearing, see 5 V.I.C. ' 2516.
Place of detention, see 5 V.I.C. ' 2515.
Taking into custody, see 5 V.I.C. ' 2511.
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