(1) There is created within the department the position of youth custody officer. The duties of each youth custody officer shall be to take youth into custody if the officer has probable cause to believe that the youth has violated the conditions of probation, home detention, conditional release, or postcommitment probation, or has failed to appear in court after being properly noticed. The authority of the youth custody officer to take youth into custody is specifically limited to this purpose.
(2) A youth custody officer must meet the minimum qualifications for employment or appointment, be certified under chapter 943, and comply with the requirements for continued employment required by s. 943.135. The department must comply with the responsibilities provided for an employing agency under s. 943.133 for each youth custody officer.
(3) A youth custody officer shall inform appropriate local law enforcement agencies of his or her activities under this section.