Child Passenger Safety Check Station Is Set For Thursday

car seatThe Tullahoma Police Department is pleased to announce that the department will host a Child Passenger Safety (CPS) check station on Thursday, June 26, 2014, between the hours of 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Officers that are certified technicians for child passenger restraint systems will set up the station in the parking lot at C.D. Stamps community center, 810 South Jackson Street.
“The event is to assist Tullahoma citizens with child passenger restraint systems,” said Sergeant Phil Henderson. “This is a good opportunity for new parents to stop by and let the officers/technicians verify your system is properly installed and in good working order, or just answer questions about child restraints.”
The Tullahoma Police Department is a recipient of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) Child Passenger Safety grant program, which allows the department to provide a replacement child passenger system to verifiable citizens of Tullahoma, at no charge. Sergeant Henderson recommends that you bring proof of residency and your child should be present to insure the system in place is the proper fit based on the height, weight and age.
In 2013, the department provided 77 systems to Tullahoma citizens. For those parents or relatives that are not citizens of Tullahoma, the department will gladly check your existing system(s) for proper installation and suitability for the child, but will not be able to provide a replacement seat. If you have questions about this event or would like to schedule an event for your church, school, or other group in Tullahoma contact Sergeant Phil Henderson, the supervisor of the program at (931) 455-0530.