GREEN BROOK, NJ – The Township of Green Brook and the Green Brook Police Department announced on Tuesday that a juvenile curfew will be in effect on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31. The regulation, enacted for the first time this year, will be in place in an effort to address incidents of vandalism that have occurred within the township in recent years.

The new regulation restricts the presence of juveniles  - anyone under the age of 18 - in any public place, including but not limited to streets, sidewalks, parks, recreation or shopping area, parking lots – between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. on both Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Exceptions include juveniles accompanied by a parent or guardian; anyone attending an extracurricular school-sponsored activity; someone participating in a cultural, educational or social event sponsored by a religious or community-based organization; or those returning home from their place of employment.

As a result of the ordinance, the township urges parents and guardians to review the hours of applicability with their children and teenagers. Juveniles found in public areas of the township during restricted hours will be approached by officers to ensure compliance with the ordinance. The Township asks for full cooperation from parents, guardians and families to keep the neighborhoods safe.

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To maintain residential security, the Green Brook Police Department will be performing extra patrols on these dates. "We ask that our residents speak with their children and teenagers about the curfew and hours of applicability, and make them aware that the police department will have extra officers patrolling during these periods to ensure neighborhood safety and security,” said Green Brook Police Chief G. Christopher Kurz.

To review the new regulation in its entirety, visit the Township of Green Brook website at  www.greenbrooktwp.org and click on ‘Announcements.’