Fort Worth police will step up their enforcement of the juvenile curfew ordinance now that students are out of school.
The curfew ordinance calls for residents 16 and under to be inside after 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and after midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Exceptions will be made for youth coming home from church or school events, going to or from work or who are accompanied by a parent.
“Teen curfew enforcement reduces juvenile crime and opportunities for crime to occur,” said Lt. Paul Henderson, Fort Worth police. “It is an extremely valuable tool and has helped keep our city and our families safe.”
The ordinance has been in force since 1994. Those found guilty of violating the ordinance can be fined $367. More juvenile curfew information is available on the Fort Worth Police Department’s web site at www.fortworthpd.com.