The Newtown Police Department is dedicated to protecting our children. The Newtown Police Department's Child Passenger Safety Seat Unit's goal is to make the roadways of Newtown safer for our younger passengers by educating the public on Child Passenger Safety and assisting with the proper installation of Child Safety Seats.
The department provides a courtesy service by appointment only for residents of Newtown by inspecting Child Safety Seats for proper installation. Certified Child Passenger Safety Seat Technicians from the department will assist with installing safety seats and answering questions. One weekend day each month Officers will be available for installs.
These officers also attend Child Safety Clinics in other local communities. (Click here for a list of clinics in your area) Helpful information can be found in the owners manual for the vehicle in which the child seats are going to be installed. Additional information and educational materials can also be found on the following websites:
- Safe Kids - CT
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- National Safety Council - Airbags
- Department of Transportation
- Parents Central - Car Seats
If you would like your Child Safety Seat inspected or need help with the installation you may call (203) 426-5841 to schedule an appointment.