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NOPD Enforces Summer Curfew Hours for Juveniles

by Danielle B. Miller

May 31, 2019

Categories: Announcement, Community

Topics: Announcement, community policing, Districts

NOPD Enforces Summer Curfew Hours for Juveniles

The NOPD is reminding parents and legal guardians that summer curfew hours are in effect beginning Monday, June 3, 2019.

Juvenile curfew laws are typically placed at the state or local level to prohibit people 16 and under from being in public without adult supervision during certain hours. 

Summer Curfew Hours June 3 – August 31

Sunday – Thursday                   9:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.

Friday – Saturday                      11:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.

Eighth District (French Quarter area):

Seven days a week                8:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.

The curfew center will open at its new location at the Covenant House located at 611 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112. They can be reached at 504-584-1111.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding summer curfew hours can be seen below:

Are summer curfew hours for kids 16 and under?

Curfew hours apply to juveniles 16 and under.  Any juvenile under the age of 10 found out after curfew hours will be placed in protective custody.

During these hours, are teens allowed to drive?

No, teens are not allowed to drive unless they are with a parent or legal guardian.     

If children/teens are present with their parents, does the curfew still apply to them?

If a juvenile is in the custody of their parents or legal guardian the curfew does not apply.  However, they must remain in their custody at all times.   

Are there any penalties for kids and/or legal guardians for staying out pass these hours?

Penalties will apply to the parents or legal guardians after a juvenile is picked up for curfew violations three (3) times in a calendar year.  At which time, a summons to juvenile court is issued.