2500 Civic Association

Truancy & Curfew Enforcement

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Should police officer enforce truancy and curfew violations in the City of Wilmington? If so, why? Are truancy and curfew violations victimless crimes? Do we have the resources necessary to address these issues? How would enforcement benefit the community?

Truancy & Curfew Enforcement

1. To give a short answere to the question in reference to whether the police department should be responsible for enforcing truancy issues. Yes. The law enforcement agency is primarily the aggency that has the authority and around the clock services, to enforce violations of ordinances pertaining to individuals, such as curfew. I believe the community has an equal responsiblity that is limited to reporting and monitoring. But the community at-large can not aprehend or ticket an individuak for trunacy/curfew violations.
2. I also believe the city can afford to address the issue with the $22 million surplus the administration has recently discovered.
3. Curfew/truance is not victimless because it is a gateway offense. And leads to violation of loitering, open air drug trafficking, etc... usually. The truant is also the victim although they are the offender today, tomorrow will realize that they were the victims of their OWN igonorance.
4. The answers that I listed are not absolute and final. They are the beginning of what I believe should be an open and extensive dialogue. Because the benefits to the community are endless, but ultimately leading to a safer, healthier and cleaner Wilmington...A place to be somebody.
Truancy & Curfew Enforcement

1. To give a short answer to the question in reference to whether the police department should be responsible for enforcing truancy issues. Yes. The law enforcement agency is primarily the aggency that has the authority and around the clock services, to enforce violations of ordinances pertaining to individuals, such as curfew. I believe the community has an equal responsiblity that is limited to reporting and monitoring. But the community at-large can not aprehend or ticket an individuak for trunacy/curfew violations.
2. I also believe the city can afford to address the issue with the $22 million surplus the administration has recently discovered.
3. Curfew/truance is not victimless because it is a gateway offense. And leads to violation of loitering, open air drug trafficking, etc... usually. The truant is also the victim although they are the offender today, tomorrow will realize that they were the victims of their OWN igonorance.
4. The answers that I listed are not absolute and final. They are the beginning of what I believe should be an open and extensive dialogue. Because the benefits to the community are endless, but ultimately leading to a safer, healthier and cleaner Wilmington...A place to be somebody.
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  • ritaberry
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Yes!!! I live in Midtown Brandywine and most of the crimes committed in our neighborhood are done during the day by teenage boys.

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