Parents in South Bend reminded of curfew ordinances for children


School is out for the summer in South Bend and the South Bend Police Department is
reminding parents and guardians of the curfew ordinances in place for those under the age of 18.

The city ordinance that applied to children are as follows:

  • Sec. 14-6. – It is a violation for a child 15, 16 and 17 years of age to be in a public place: Between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Saturday or Sunday; After 11 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday or; Before 5 a.m. on Monday through Friday.
  • Sec. 14-7. – It is a violation for a child under 15 years of age to be in a public place after 11 p.m. or before 5 a.m. on any day.

“Parents, it is your obligation to know where your kids are, what they are doing, and who they are with,” said South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski. “As a police department, we want the kids in our community safe, as well as a safe community for all. We do not want, and should not have our children as victims, witnesses or suspects.


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