The DeKalb Police Department started the Child Passenger Safety Seat program in the summer of 2001.   Since that time five officers, who are nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Seat Technicians, are available to assist citizens in answering any questions they may have, as well as making sure:

  • The child passenger seat is installed correctly;
  • It has not been recalled;
  • It meets safety standards;
  • And, it is correct for your child.

In order to be certified, officers must attend a 32-hour class given by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) certified instructors.  The training covered topics such as injury prevention, crash dynamics, federal safety standards, vehicle occupant protection systems, and the correct installation of child restraint systems.  At the end of the training session there was a free safety seat checkpoint in the WalMart parking lot.

During the year there are safety seat checkpoints were scheduled at various locations in DeKalb and throughout DeKalb County that the officers assist with.

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