Curfews & Noise Control
Sometimes police officers, with the support of community groups, decide to stop young people from being in the streets after a particular time of night. This is called a curfew. Curfews generally aren’t legally enforceable, because not letting you be in public places at certain times just because you’re a young person would be discrimination based on age. The police need some kind of legal authority to tell you where you can and can’t be, and can’t just decide themselves that they don’t want you to be out in public unless you’re in an unsafe environment.
Noise control happens when a household makes too much noise and it’s affecting neighbours’ ability to peacefully enjoy their home.