Departments Police For The Children
 
 

For The Children

Children are the community’s most precious resource. The Batavia Police Department strives to keep children safe. Juvenile Fingerprinting

JUVENILE FINGERPRINT PROGRAM:

This program is provided free of charge. It is completely voluntary and is designed to provide parents with a means to positively identify their child. One set of prints is taken and given to the child’s parents. The Police Department does not keep copies.

 

 PC The Talking Police Car

BICYCLE SAFETY:

on-going bicycle safety program which features “P.C., the talking robot police car.” Children receive instructions on the right way to secure their bikes to prevent theft. They learn how to give hand signals while riding in traffic. Special emphasis is placed on “Bicycle Rules of the Road.” Bicyclists are reminded they are prohibited from Riding on the sidewalksdowntown.

CYBERBULLYING

Some of the fastest and most convenient ways to communicate can also be used in a negative manner against our children. "Cyberbullying" is using that technology to harass, humiliate, or threaten another person using the internet or a mobile device such as a cell phone. The Illinois Attorney General's Office has established a website to fight cyberbullying that includes the latest news and statistics, frequently asked questions and an e-info hotline staffed by the Attorney General's internet safety specialists. Understanding the motives of cyberbullies can assist parents and professionals in developing effective prevention and intervention.

That link is: http://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/cyberbullying. This is a very informative website that every parent should read. You may also contact the Juvenile Officer at the Batavia Police Department at 630/454-2500 for additional information.


The Teen Years

The Batavia Police Department recognizes that parents face special challenges when their children become teenagers.

LIAISON OFFICERS:

The Batavia Police Department assigns full-time liaison officer to Batavia High School during the school year. The officers work with the students, along with teachers, administrators, counselors and other staff to ensure that the school building is a safe and secure environment for learning.

RULES FOR TEEN PARTIES:

  • Set guidelines beforehand.
  • Encourage small parties, with invited guests only.
  • An adult should be present throughout the party.
  • Alcohol should not be served or allowed. It is unlawful for any person to give alcohol to a person under 21 years of age.
  • Anyone who leaves the party should not be allowed to return.
  • Notify your neighbors beforehand.
  • Contact parents of the party-giver.
  • Know how your teen will get to and from the party.
  • Emphasize the time your teen will be home.
  • Be awake when your teen arrives home.
Remember that Curfew for persons under the age of 17 is 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 12 midnight on Friday and Saturday.