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DGSO Child Passenger Safety DGSO December 18, 2021
Child Passenger Safety
Boy looking at camera while mother buckles him in a car seat

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office maintains two certified technicians who have national certification to assist in installing child safety seats. The technicians attend a four day, eight hour per day class which prepares them for certification. Each technician must perform car seat inspections after certification to be qualified to teach parents and caregivers how to make their children safer. After initial certification, the Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technician must be re-certified every two years, which requires several continuing education classes and documentation of activity.

Safe Kids Douglas County is a coalition of local agencies and volunteers dedicated to injury prevention among children. The coalition has one event monthly at local car dealerships and other events to assist in installing child safety seats.  The coalition provides car seats to those that cannot afford them for free, although a donation is requested.

For more information about Safe Kids Douglas County or child seat safety and the certification process, visit the coalition’s Facebook page or email [email protected] or