Officials propose daytime curfew in Commerce City
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Officials in Commerce City are considering a daytime curfew proposal in an effort to keep teenagers in school.
According to the Denver Post, the city’s curfew would be extended to weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Police can currently cite juveniles for violating curfew between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
The new proposal would also allow police to drive truant teens back to school and issue a municipal citation with a fine up to $499, according to the paper.
The proposed changes were presented to the City Council last month, but are still being reviewed by police officers.
As of now, police cannot do much other than try to talk to students they see ditching school, unless the juveniles are committing a crime.