Welcome to the Essex Police Department Youth Services Unit. If you are seeking information about youth-related issues, either as a parent or juvenile, the information on this page should be of assistance to you. For those who have an immediate emergency situation, please call 911 so that on-duty officers may address the problem accordingly. For those who are not in an emergency situation, please feel free to contact the Youth Services Officer, Corporal John Ruttenberg by phone or via email. Please note that for non-emergency situations, there may be a minor delay in response, however, all inquiries will be responded to at the earliest possible time.
If you are a juvenile and seeking resources that may assist you, please contact one or more of the following organizations.