Child Passenger Safety Seats

Child Passenger Safety

About 85% of all child safety seats or booster seats are improperly used.

Inspection & Installation

The Winston-Salem Police Department currently has two officers who are nationally certified to properly educate or install infant/child safety seats. Officers who are qualified with this certification must successfully take and complete a 32-hour course which includes both a written and a three-phase practical exam.

Along with properly installing the safety seats, the police department also provides educational information to parents/grandparents about the importance of correctly utilizing the seats to provide the greatest degree of safety for the child.

Requesting Appointments

Due to the time it takes an officer to correctly research and install the safety seat, we ask that all requests are made by appointment only, and you should allow at least 30 minutes for the installation. Appointments are only scheduled Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

When calling to make an appointment, please be prepared to provide:

  • Make/model of the child safety seat
  • Serial number or the date of manufacture

At the time of the appointment, it is also is important to have:

  • Owner's manual for the vehicle
  • Owner's manual for the child safety seat

Requests for child safety seat installations can be made by calling the Community Resources Unit directly at 336-773-7835.

If you are unable to schedule an appointment or wish to check on other options you can search for other technicians near your location.

Additional Resources