Daytime Curfew in Effect
by Former Escondido Mayor Lori Holt Pfeiler
The phrase "stay in school" has taken on a whole new meaning for students in the City of Escondido. In October of 2005, the Escondido Police Department began enforcement of the new "daytime curfew" municipal ordinance. The ordinance makes it unlawful for any minor aged twelve to seventeen years, who is subject to compulsory education, to loiter, idle, wander, or be unsupervised in a public place on days and times when the minor's school is in session.
The law is intended to prevent crime, either committed by juveniles or directed against juveniles, during school hours. If a student is contacted and cited for violating the daytime curfew, there are several courses of action that can be taken. If you have questions concerning Escondido's daytime curfew, please call (760) 839-4722.