Curfew Violation for Minors

Lafayette- The Lafayette Police Department hosted a meeting

on yesterday with members of our Community Relations

Committee, juvenile organizations and members of the 15 th

Judicial Court system to focus on the recent increase of juvenile

curfew violations.

As the school year has ended and summer is well on its way,

the Lafayette Police Department will be focusing on juvenile

curfew violations due to an increase in violent crimes, car

burglaries and trespassing when curfew hours are in effect.

Any person under 17 years of age who has not been

emancipated under Louisiana law are not allowed to be in

public areas between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am Sunday

through Thursday and are not allowed to be out on Fridays and

Saturdays between the hours of 12 am and 6 am. Minors who

900 E. University Avenue / P.O. Box 4308 / Lafayette, LA 70502 / p: 337.291.8617 / f: 337.291.5665

are working, driving to or from work, performing a reasonable

activity or who are with an adult guardian or parent can be out

past curfew.

A curfew operation has been put in place across the city limits

where officers will be focusing on locating and identifying those

minors found to be out in public areas past curfew. Violators

will be apprehended and parents will be issued a written notice

of the violation upon the juvenile being returned. A request for

prosecution will be submitted to the District Attorney’s Office

for review for repeat juvenile offenders.

The Lafayette Police Department will have a zero tolerance for

violation of curfew. We asked that parents and guardians of

minors please be mindful of their whereabouts at all times and

notify police if the minor is not at your residence when curfew

hours are in effect to avoid costly fines and/or jail time.

Ed BowieComment