On Monday March 17, 2014, St. Patrick’s Day, the San Luis Obispo Police Department will be at maximum deployment in anticipation of a busy holiday. In recent years, celebrations during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday have continued to grow in popularity. This has led to an increase in the number of calls for service throughout the day and evening. Many of the calls involve alcohol related incidents, parties within the neighborhoods, fights and large crowds within the downtown area.
The Police Department would like to remind residents and those who plan on visiting our City for the holiday that the “Safety Enhancement Zone” will be in effect during the St. Patrick Day. The entire area within the city limits of San Luis Obispo is designated a safety enhancement zone from 12:01 AM on March 17 until 7:00 AM on March 18. During this time period fines for the below listed Municipal Codes will be doubled, up to a maximum of $1,000.