Brewster Police Department receives child passenger safety equipment grant

BREWSTER – The Brewster Police Department has recently been awarded a Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Equipment Grant that will be used to purchase child safety seats for free distribution to local parents and caregivers in need. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division awarded CPS Equipment grants totaling $165,000 to 61 municipal police and fire departments, regional non-profit agencies, and hospitals. Brewster Police is one of over 150 free child safety seat inspection sites in Massachusetts, with certified technicians available to ensure children’s seats are installed correctly.

Nationwide, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for children aged 3-14. Properly installed child safety seats have been proven to reduce the risk of death and injury in crashes, yet AAA estimates that 75% of child passenger safety equipment is installed incorrectly. With this grant, we can better serve families who find it difficult to afford child safety and booster
seats to protect their children in the event of a crash, said Officer Haley. We can also assist parents and caregivers with the proper installation of their child’s seats through our (Check-Up and/or Fitting Station program).

If you would like to schedule an appointment for inspection to ensure your seat is properly installed in your vehicle or for installation of a new seat, please Contact Officer Haley at 508-896-7011 ext. 2213. For a full listing of upcoming Check-Up Events and Inspection Sites statewide, please visit www.mass.gov/childsafetyseats.

Media release furnished by Brewster Police

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