Police offer child safety seat check

Published 11:00 pm Monday, September 9, 2013

Keeping children safe is at the top of most parents’ priority lists.

That includes making sure little ones are secure while they are riding in vehicles.

The City of Troy Police Department and Walmart are partnering this Saturday to offer a child safety seat check station.

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From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., TPD officers will be at Walmart to help parents install car seats properly and take a second look at any seats parents have installed.

“Our officers receive training on how to install child seats and make sure they are being used properly,” said TPD Lt. Bryan Weed. “We offer these check stations from time to time because it helps parents feel a little more at ease when it comes to safety seats.”

No appointments are necessary for the Saturday event, Weed said, noting that there will be a banner for the event near the officers for easy identification. The check site will be on the grocery side of the Walmart building, Weed said.

Weed said that parents are also welcome to call the police station to set up another time for a safety seat check if they can’t make the Saturday event.

“This is a service we offer to the community,” Weed said. “I encourage everyone to come out and see us.”