What is it about: This checklist provides an investigative framework for officers when coming in contact with unsupervised
and/or runaway children while on patrol. This information is offered to enhance the officer’s ability to
make educated decisions when helping to safeguard unsupervised and/or runaway children. Officers
are encouraged to rely on the laws in their jurisdiction as well as their intuition and experience when
making decisions regarding the best interest of the child and community.