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Cop Corner

Maui Police Department News Release

With summer in full swing, we wanted to take this time to educate the parents and guardians on the Curfew Laws for Maui County, which apply to Molokai.

It is unlawful for any minor to be present in public places, public streets and roads between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m if the minor is under the age of 13 years; between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m if the minor is 13 years to 15 years of age; and between the hours of
12 a.m to 4 a.m if the minor is 16 to 17 years of age.

There are some exceptions to this ordinance. These include being accompanied by their parent, guardian, or other adult authorized by such parent or guardian in writing, if the minor is on an errand at the direction of the parent or guardian, or if they are working or going to and from work. Other exceptions include if they are involved in an emergency, are within 50 feet of their residence, attending an official school, religious or other recreational activity supervised by adults or an organization that takes responsibility for the minor, or is exercising their rights protected by the first amendment such as freedom of speech, free exercise of religion, and the right of assembly.

In closing, remember, “Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.” -C. Everett Koop

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