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Indio Enforcing Daytime Curfew for Teens

Indio Enforcing Daytime Curfew for Teens

By David Reese. CREATED Sep 9, 2013

INDIO-  The Indio Police Department has now increased enforcement of the cities day time curfew ordinance during the present school year.

From Indio Police Department: 

The curfew ordinance was adopted as a proactive effort to reduce and eliminate juvenile crime in our community. Minors eighteen years of age or younger are prohibited from loitering in the City of Indio on days when school is in session as required by Indio City Code 130.001 (c), please see summary of the section below:

It is unlawful for any minor under the age of 18 years, who is subject to compulsory education or to compulsory continuation education pursuant to the Educational Code to loiter, idle, wander or be in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys parks, playground, or other public grounds, public places, vacant lots or any unsupervised place during the hours of 7:30 A.M. and 2:10 P.M. on days when school is in session.

There are exceptions to this section if the child is accompanied by a parent, guardian or custodian. Other activities, including participating in, going to or returning from lawful employment, a school sanctioned activity or an emergency are also exceptions.

Minors found in violation of this city code may face penalties which include, but not limited to, the following: community or school service, a $475 fine, suspension or revocation of driving privileges (California Vehicle Code section 13207.7) and Saturday school.

We urge each and every parent to help the Indio Police Department by exercising parental responsibility. Parents exhibiting failure to reasonably supervise and encourage school attendance may be charged with a misdemeanor punishable by law (Penal Code section 270.1) with imprisonment in county jail for up to one year, fined up to $2,000 and/or receive probation.