Attention teens (and parents): Denver cops are ticketing curfew violators

Denver police issued three tickets for curfew violations during the first evening of an enforcement campaign that began Friday.

The curfew ordinance prohibits minors from being in a public place or on public property from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and midnight to 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturdays.

There are exceptions, including written permission from parents.

The curfew is enforced year-round, but police began a campaign enforcing the law that will last through Sept. 27.

During those months, youths who break the curfew are taken to the Denver Juvenile Services Center, where they get a citation and authorities call their parents.

According to KUSA-TV (, first-time offenders are given the opportunity to participate in a diversion program rather than go through the court system.