Spring break crack down: LBPD will enforce curfew for minors

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spring break curfew for minorsThe 2010 Spring Break for Long Beach students is fast approaching and schools will be closed the week of April 5, and students will return to class on April 12.

The Long Beach Police Department would like to remind parents that Section 9.58.010 of the Long Beach Municipal Code states: “It is unlawful for any minor under the age of eighteen (18) years to remain in or upon any ‘public place’ as defined in Section 9.02.090, between the hours of 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day.”

The Long Beach Police Department takes curfew violations seriously. History has shown that children who are on the street after curfew are more likely to become victims of violent crime, and also are more likely to become involved in criminal behavior.

“We are here to remind parents that it is important for them to know where their children are at all times and ensure they get home safely before curfew,” the city stated in a press release on Wednesday. “The Long Beach Police Department will strictly enforce the curfew statutes through the spring break week. Additionally, we have adjusted our staffing at the Youth Services Division to accommodate any enforcement action.”

Curfew laws are there to protect children/youth and keep them safe, and Long Beach police officers will enforce this law with your child’s safety in mind.

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