Village of Ridgefield Park, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Village of Ridgefield Park 11-23-1993 by Ord. No. 18-93 (§ 150-15 of the 1985 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 276.
No person shall sleep or loiter in or upon any street or public place within the Village.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LOITER
Encompasses but shall not necessarily be limited to one or more of the following acts:
A. 
Obstructing the free, unhampered passage of pedestrians or vehicles.
B. 
Obstructing, molesting or interfering with any person lawfully upon any street, park or other public place.
C. 
Creating or causing to be created a danger of a breach of the peace.
PUBLIC PLACE
Includes public parks; any school property of the Ridgefield Park school system; any place or property that the Board of Education or the Village has under its supervision, control or management; the quasi-public area in front of or adjacent to any store, shop, restaurant, luncheonette or other place of business and shall include also any parking lot or other vacant private property not owned by or under the dominion of the person charged with a violation of this chapter.
Whenever any police officer shall, in the exercise of reasonable judgment, decide that the presence of any person in any public place is causing or is likely to cause a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, that police officer may, if deemed necessary for the preservation of the public peace and safety, order that person to leave that place. Any person who shall refuse to leave after being so ordered shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter.
Whenever any minor under the age of 18 years is arrested for violating the provisions of this chapter, the juvenile officer shall notify the parent, guardian or other person having custody of such minor of such arrest.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable, upon conviction, as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).