Manchester, Connecticut

Child Seat Installation

 

CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY (CPS) TECHNICIANS

The Manchester Police Department is dedicated to providing the public with critical information pertaining to the safety of child passengers. Our department has over a dozen Certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technicians who are available by appointment to inspect the installation of child safety seats and teach parents how to properly install them. To schedule an appointment with a certified technician call: (860) 645-5500 ext. 15002

Currently appointments are available on Thursdays 3pm-7pm.

 

Things you'll need for your appointment:

All components of the car seat (if it's an infant seat make sure you have the base AND carrier).

Also make sure you have the car seat manual as well as your car manufactures manual.

It is recommended that you bring your child with you to the appointment so the technicians can show you how to properly secure your child in the seat and how the harness system works.

If you are unable to have your child with you please know your childs current age, height and weight. With out this information the technicians may not be able to install your seat.


IT'S THE LAW!

  • Children under 2 years old or weighing less than 30 lbs. MUST ride in a rear facing car seat
  • Children 2 years of age to 5 years of age or weighing less than 40 lbs. must use a child restraint that has a 5-point harness
  • Children 8 years of age, but not under 5 or weighing less than 60 lbs. but not under 40 lbs. must use a booster seat or 5-point harness
  • Children older than 8 years of age and weighing 60 lbs. can use a safety belt or a booster seat.


NOTE: Do not place a rear facing car seat in the front seat with an active air bag!

All people and objects should be properly restrained wherever they are in the vehicle. Kids are not cargo! Never allow children to ride in the back of a pick-up truck.