Kęstutis Vitkauskas


The article is striving for evaluation of activity of Public police officer in implementation of prevention of juvenile delinquency. With reference to analysis of legislation, activity of Kaunas county Public police and results of sociological research, there are examined legislation regulating activity of juvenile police officers and the means of common and individual prevention implemented by officers, revealed attitude of officers towards efficiency of preventive work.
The conclusion was made in the article that while implementing common prevention of juvenile delinquency the police officially is striving to develop this activity and implement the means assigned to it. However efficiency of this activity is decreased by few factors: immoderate workload, lacking time for qualitative work, lack of personnel and financing, insufficient cooperation with social partners, weak local community, imperfection of qualification refreshing system, inadequacy of wage and workloads, decrease of officers’ work motivation.