TPD Offers Free Child Seat Installation and Child ID Checkpoint

By: TPD Release
By: TPD Release

Tallahassee, Florida --

The Tallahassee Police Department and Florida Bank will host a child seat safety checkpoint. Most child restraint seats are improperly installed. In an effort to protect the lives of children, the Tallahassee Police Department will check the installation of your child restraint and properly install your child restraint. The service is FREE of charge and no appointment is necessary.

Additionally, the Tallahassee Police Department's Community Relations Unit will be on site providing a Child ID Checkpoint. Our children are our most valuable assets. In an effort to protect our children the Tallahassee Police Department provides a variety of child safety programs. In addition to Officer Friendly presentations, where officers build a rapport with children and teach them safety habits, the Community Relations Unit also offers Child Identification. The Child Identification Program is conducted primarily in partnership with civic or community organizations, churches, businesses, and neighborhoods. Contrary to popular belief, the Child ID Program is not a database maintained by law enforcement, but a current photo and biographical information kept by the parent. Likewise, the Child ID is not an actual ID card for the child to carry, but rather a resource for parents to provide to law enforcement in the event a child is missing, lost, or abducted. Parents are encouraged to update this information annually as a child's features tend to change, as they grow older.

The Tallahassee Police Department's Community Relations Unit is pleased to offer this service free of charge, in an effort to keep our children safe. The Tallahassee Police Department has provided more than 2,000 parents in the Tallahassee area with up-to-date photos and fingerprints of their child.

The checkpoint will be held today in the parking lot of the Florida Bank (2915 Kerry Forest Parkway). The checkpoint hours of operation will be 3pm-6pm.

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