The DeKalb Police Department started the Child Passenger Safety Seat program in the summer of 2001. The Department has several officers who are nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Seat Technicians and are available to assist citizens in answering any questions they may have, as well as making sure:
It has not been recalled
It is correct for your child
It meets safety standards
The child passenger seat is installed correctly
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.