Chapter 62 CURFEW.
Section 62-1 ESTABLISHMENT STATEMENT OF PURPOSE; SUNSET PROVISION.
An ordinance shall be enacted to establish a nocturnal and school-time curfew for
over six (6) years of age and under eighteen (18) years of age and regulating their actions in
public places; defining the duties of parents of juveniles; and providing for related matters
including exceptions, permits, procedures, construction and severability, and penalties for
A. The Town Council of the Town of Front Royal has become
concerned by the increasing
nationwide problem of criminal offenses being committed by and against juveniles, from which
the Town is unfortunately not immune. A significant amount of such crime occurs during late
night hours, when most law-abiding juveniles are usually at home and asleep.
B. The Town Council intends, by establishment of the curfew
defined by this Chapter to
promote the safety and well-being of all the citizens of the Town by reducing the incidence of
crimes committed by and against juveniles, reduce juvenile delinquency, protect juveniles from
harm, provide guidance to young citizens whose immaturity, inexperience, and lack of judgment
may sometimes impair their ability to exercise their rights wisely; and to encourage or, if
necessary require, parents to exercise parental authority over and take responsibility for the
activities and whereabouts of their minor children.
C. This ordinance shall become effective at 11:00 p.m. on
September 1, 1996.
(Ord. No. 6-96 Amended 4-11-96 ; Ord. No. 11-96 Amended 8-28-96)