Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date January 22, 2003
Contact Sergeant Mike Cook
Phone (909) 320-8007
Fax (909) 320-8043


Truancy Enforcement Project

Riverside, Ca-  On Wednesday January 22, 2003, The Riverside Police Department School Resource Officer Unit, in cooperation with the Alvord Unified School District conducted a truancy enforcement project. The project resulted in the contact and citation of 25 truant students for violation of Riverside Municipal Code 9.10.010 (Daytime Loitering by Minors). The truant students were identified, issued a citation to appear in court, and returned to their school of origin.

Riverside Municipal Code 9.10.010 Daytime Loitering by Minors

“It is unlawful for any minor under the age of eighteen years who is subject to compulsory education or to compulsory continuation education to loiter, idle, wander, or be in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alley, parks, playgrounds, or other public grounds, public places, vacant buildings, or any unsupervised place during the operating school hours of the juvenile offender’s school on days when the juvenile offender’s school is in session.”