Child Safety Seat Program

The Itasca Police Department currently has 2 police officers certified as Child Safety Seat Technicians. Appointments can be made through for seat installations. Appointments can take up to one hour as officers strive to teach the caretaker how to install the seat on their own. 

Caretakers will be expected to:

  1. Install their child safety seat in their vehicle and bring their child with for inspection, if possible.
  2. Bring the instruction booklet for their safety seat, or retrieve a copy from the manufacturer’s website, and bring a copy of the vehicle user manual.
  3. Know the child’s current height and weight. This information is required from proper installation. Officers do not have the ability to weigh children.

What you can expect:

  1. The officer will fill out and require the caretaker to sign an installation/inspection form.
  2. The officer will inspect the safety seat and advise of any corrections needed.
  3. The officer will demonstrate the correct use of the seat. The caretaker will be required to repeat the installation of the child safety seat, in the vehicle, at the inspection site.
  4. The caretaker can expect to leave the inspection site confident in their ability to remove, replace, adjust the childs seat for the transportation of the child.

What is the Best Child Safety Seat?

  • The one that states that it meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).
  • The one that fits your child.
  • The one you can easily be installed in your vehicle correctly, every time.

Special Notes

Children ages 12 and under should ride in the back seat of vehicles.

All children who have outgrown child safety seats should be in a booster seat until they are at least 8 years old and at least are 4’9” in height.

For more information on Child Passenger Safety, visit the following links: