“It is not safe, and it is against the law, for children to be out at midnight without an adult. As every coach will say, “nothing good happens after midnight.”
We will begin enforcing curfew downtown as a pilot. In recent years, we have not been able to enforce that law because Juvenile Court and County facilities will not take the juveniles detained for violations. Once we begin the pilot, we will take the juveniles to a city owned facility, call their parents, wait for them to pick their child up, and cite them to Juvenile Court.
We met with stakeholders yesterday to address their concerns and evaluate how we can work together to address this issue. MPD is working on a comprehensive plan focusing on crime citywide, not just juvenile crime, and we will have more details next month.”- Mayor Jim Strickland