Highland County County Juvenile Court Judge Kevin Greer has announced that the annual countywide curfew for persons under the age of 18 will commence Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Greer also said that after consultation with law enforcement, it is requested that each jurisdiction set Beggar’s Night for 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27. An earlier version of this story reported an incorrect date for Beggar’s Night.
The curfew will run through Oct. 31 and require all persons under the age of 18 to be off the streets and in their homes by 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and by midnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The curfew does not apply where children are accompanied by parents, legal guardians or custodians. Exception is also made for children attending church, school or employment activities.
Enforcement will be handled by all law enforcement agencies, including the sheriff’s department, city or village police, and juvenile probation officers.
Greer said that when he took office in 1997, he continued a tradition that was already in place in requesting a uniform date and time for Beggar’s Night countywide.
“Legally, its up to every jurisdiction, and is just a courtesy to law enforcement, which I continue to do only as a suggestion, Greer said.