Well there was one final “warning” sent about 8pm tonight and this one might have been sent out to the entire Stevens community as opposed to the other ones being just to those residing in off-campus housing.
To: Stevens Community
From: Kenneth Nilsen, Dean of Student Life
Date: March 5, 2010
Re: Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day Parade and associated city-wide partying will take place on Saturday, March 6, 2010. This event brings thousands of people to Hoboken which in the past has created issues related to public intoxication, public indecency and general safety concerns.
As a result, Hoboken Police have established a “Zero Tolerance Policy” for open containers, public urination, excessive noise from house parties, and disorderly conduct. . Specifically, the Hoboken Police along with the Hudson County Prosecutors Office will have officers (uniformed and plain clothes) enforcing the following ordinances:
- City Ordinance 145-23 A/B (Consumption of Alcohol/Open Container in Public)- Any person seen possessing an open container of alcohol in public faces maximum penalties of a fine up to $2,000, and the possible sentence of having to perform Community Service.
- City Ordinance 145-22 (Urinating in Public)- Any person observed urinating on public streets, sidewalks or in parks faces maximum penalties of a fine up to $2,000, and the possible sentence of having to perform Community Service.
- New Jersey State Statute 2C:33-12 (Maintaining a Nuisance) – House parties have become our largest problem on the parade day. The maximum penalties for this offense are imprisonment of up to 6 months and fines not to exceed $1,000.
- New Jersey State Statute 2C: 33-2a (Disorderly Conduct, Improper Behavior) – A Person is guilty of disorderly conduct if “with purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof he, (1) Engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior, or (2) Creates a hazardous or physically dangerous condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose.” This offense carries maximum penalties of a 30 day prison term and a fine not to exceed $500.
The best approach is to act in responsible manner and avoid any behavior that makes you or your friends a target for a police officer response. If you have any questions, please contact Stevens Police at 201-216-5105.