Keeping kids safe this summer

To reduce kids’ chances of becoming the victims of crime and violence, Denver Police officers are stepping up their enforcement of citywide curfews until Sept. 25.

Denver’s curfew ordinance requires youth 17 years old and younger to be off the streets from midnight to 5 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, youth found in violation of the city’s curfew ordinances will be ticketed and taken to the SafeNite Curfew Site at Denver Police District One Station, 1311 W. 48th Ave. Parents and legal guardians of youth found in violation of the Denver ordinance also may be cited for allowing those youth to violate the ordinance. There are some exceptions to the ordinance:

  • Youth who are in a motor vehicle involved in interstate travel
  • Youth who are going to or from work without any detour or stop
  • Youth in the custody of, and accompanied by, an adult, only if the youth has a note signed by his or her parent or guardian that is dated for that night. The note must clearly state that the youth has permission to be in the company of a specific adult
  • Youth in the company of their parent or legal guardian.

Have questions? Contact Tiffany Vu of the Denver Safe City Office at 720-913-4619, or Lt. Magen Dodge of the Denver Police Department at 720-913-6717.

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