Child Safety Seats
The Easton Police Department is committed to keeping our children safe. Statistics show that 8 out of 10 child safety seats are not installed properly and more than 100,000 children age 12 and under are injured in motor vehicle collisions every year. Parents can reduce the risk to their children if they put them in an appropriate car safety seat that is correctly installed.
The Easton Police Department has advanced the safety of children riding in vehicles through our partnership with the Governor’s Highway Safety Bureau (GHSB), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the National Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Board and Safe Kids Worldwide.
Child Passenger Safety Law
As of July 10, 2008 Massachusetts enhanced the Child Passenger Safety Law and now requires that all children riding in motor vehicles must be in a federally approved child passenger restraint that is properly fastened and secured until they are 8 years old or 57 inches tall. This will significantly increase the number of children who will be required to ride in a booster seat.
Currently, we have two officers trained and certified in child passenger safety, Officers Chris LaCount and David Lydon. Each attended the National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program, a weeklong 40-plus-hour intensive program.
Schedule an Appointment
Officers LaCount and Lydon schedule their own appointments and can be contacted at 508-230-3322. Please keep in mind that these officers work rotating shifts in the patrol division and may not be able to respond to a request the same day. Please call well in advance to schedule your appointment.
Currently, Officer LaCount is assigned to the dayshift and Officer Lydon is assigned to the evening shift.
Due to the overwhelming demand, the Easton Police Department is limiting this service to Town of Easton residents only. Non-residents who are looking for CPS Technicians should check the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website for other agencies that may conduct inspections.