The Oshkosh Police Department is reminding parents and children of the hours of curfew. Children younger than the age of 18 have hours of curfew, Sunday through Thursday, 11p.m. to 5 a.m. and Friday and Saturday, midnight to 5 a.m. Those children that are found outside of curfew hours are subject to a fine or arrest. For children ages 12-16, a fine of $30 can be issued and a 17-year-old can be fined $186. Parents or guardians may also be cited for knowingly allowing the curfew violation to take place and be fined from $217.50 to $343.50, dependent on the occurrence. The parent or guardian may also be referred to court for contributing to the delinquency of minors if they allow their children to be out after curfew hours. This would be at the discretion of police officers at the time of the curfew violation.
The exception to the curfew hours are: emergency situations; employment; and associational activities which means church or school functions, sporting events, public entertainment (movies or concerts), and the like.
If you have questions about curfew, please contact Officer Joe Nichols at 236-5742 or contact your District Officers by looking up Team Policing at www.oshkoshpd.com.