Lieutenant Frank Capozzi
The Juvenile Division of the Waterbury Police Department investigates and processes all complaints involving all individuals 17 years old and under. The Juvenile Division falls under the command structure and is accountable to the Criminal Investigations Bureau Commander. It is the policy of the Waterbury Police Department to deal with juvenile offenders in the least coercive manner possible. All Officers shall, whenever reasonable and justified, take those measures necessary to effect positive changes in juvenile offenders that are consistent with State law and the safety and security interests of the City of Waterbury.
The Juvenile Division is comprised of a Lieutenant, who is the Division Commander and Officer-In-Charge, three Detectives, and nine School Resource Officers, SRO’s, who were assigned to a specific high school or middle school.
One of the main goals of the SRO’s is to strive to develop positive relationships with the students, teachers, and faculty of their respective schools. The SRO’s have been role models and mentors for numerous students at their schools, and provide positive interaction and communication between the police and the cities youth. The SRO’s also play a major role in gathering intelligence and forwarding that information to the Criminal Investigations Bureau to assist in crimes such as robberies, sexual assaults, physical assaults, graffiti, and narcotic investigations.