With spring break right around the corner, the Long Beach Police Department hopes everyone will enjoy their break, and would like to provide the community with safety information that may help residents from becoming victims:
Parents and youngsters are reminded that the City’s curfew law will be strictly enforced. Section 9.58.010 of the Long Beach Municipal Code states: “It is unlawful for any minor under the age of eighteen (18) years to remain in or upon any ‘public place’ as defined in Section 9.02.090, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. the following day.”
The L.B.P.D. takes curfew violations seriously. Our experience has shown us that children who are on the street after curfew are more likely to become victims of violent crime and are more likely to become involved in criminal behavior. We remind parents that it is important for you to know where your children are at all times and to ensure they arrive home safely before curfew.
Curfew laws are in place to protect children/youth and keep them safe, and the L.B.P.D. will enforce this law with your child’s safety in mind. By working together, we can help provide your child/youth a safe and enjoyable summer break.
The popularity of handheld electronics and other devices can make you an easy target for criminals hoping to obtain these valuables. For your safety, we strongly encourage you to practice the following safety tips:
The Long Beach Police Department has a zero-tolerance policy for underage alcohol consumption. Any underage persons found to be consuming alcohol will be cited/arrested for appropriate alcohol violations. Any person found to be contributing to the delinquency of a minor will also be appropriately cited/arrested.
Whether you are taking a trip or plan to enjoy a stay-cation, take a few minutes to review some burglary prevention tips: