Any sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, officer of state or local police, or employee of the department of youth services shall apprehend any child who has escaped from an institution under the jurisdiction of the department and return the child. The written request of the superintendent of the institution from which the child has escaped shall be sufficient cause to authorize the apprehension and return of the child to the institution. Such request shall state the name and description of the child, that the child is under the jurisdiction of the department of youth services, and that the superintendent has personal knowledge that the child has escaped. A child so apprehended may be confined in the detention facility of the county in which the child is apprehended until removed to the proper institution.
Effective Date: 01-01-2002 .