New Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician
Congratulations to Officer Andrew Parkins who recently became a certified child passenger safety technician. This is a rigorous national certification which is governed by Safekids Worldwide and utilizes the American Academy of Pediatrics best practice recommendations for safe travel for children. Nearly 50% of all child restraints are misused in such a way that could reduce their effectiveness. When used correctly, car seats reduce the risk for injury in a crash by 71-82% for children. To schedule an appointment to have your child seat checked by Officer Parkins, please call the Upper Providence Police Department at 610-933-7899. For more information about child safety seats please visit https://www.safekids.org/.