Did You Know Grand Rapids Has A Curfew For Kids Under 17 Years Old?
Do you remember the PSA that used to run each night: “It’s 10 pm, do you know where your kids are?”
Well, it’s still a real question in Grand Rapids. Police are reminding parents of the city’s curfew laws as summer heats up and more people are out and about.
Depending on your child’s age, there are certain times when they need to be with a parent or guardian when out in the city. All in all, all children under 17 years old have to be home by Midnight.
Here’s the age breakdown:
10 pm – Children under the age of 12 need to be home or under adult supervision
11 pm – Children under the age of 15 need to be home or under adult supervision
Midnight – Children under the age of 17 need to be home or under adult supervision
The city’s not playing either with their curfew, children who break the curfew could be sent to juvie for 90 days and/or could be fined $500. That’s not all, parents can be fined $500 and/or spend 90 days in jail on a misdemeanor offense.
The police say the curfew exists for a safe and enjoyable summer for everyone.