A Prince George’s County police officer inspects car seatThe Prince George’s County Police Department conducted a car seat check at a community event hosted by the Prince George’s Community Federal Credit Union on Saturday, October 13.
Police officers inspected, installed or re-installed 34 car seats and boosters. Only three of them had arrived properly installed. “This underscores the Department’s commitment to performing car seat checks and training parents to properly install them” said Ms. Joyce Beck, the Prince George’s Police Department’s Kids in Safety Seats Coordinator.
Technicians are trained by Maryland Kids In Safety Seats (KISS) to check for recalls, ensure that car seats and boosters are installed correctly, that the harness and vehicle installation are correct for the child, and to educate parents on the proper installation and use of car seats.
The Prince George's County Police Department will conduct another car seat check on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 6985 Muirkirk Meadows Drive in Beltsville between the hours of 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
For more information, contact the Prince George’s County Media Relations Division at (301) 772-4710.