Penn State Berks Police offer free child safety seat inspections to community

officers inspect child safety seat

Penn State police officers inspect child safety seat. 

Credit: Penn State

WYOMISSING, Pa. — Penn State Berks police officers will offer free child safety seat inspections to the local community from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Implement Building by the Peiffer House (corner of Broadcasting and Tulpehocken Roads) at Penn State Berks. There will be directional signs. Penn State police are nationally certified as child passenger safety technicians to conduct child safety seat inspections and assist with installations, having completed the rigorous national training certified by Safe Kids Worldwide with curriculum by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

Officers will conduct child safety seat checks where parents and caregivers receive hands-on assistance for proper use of child restraint systems and safety belts. They also will offer education, support and guidance.  

This is an ongoing service and local community members, as well as Penn State students, faculty and staff, can make an appointment by calling Penn State Berks Police and Safety at 610-396-6111. 

Safe Kids Worldwide works closely with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is responsible for the program’s curriculum, and the National Child Passenger Safety Board, which provides recommendations and guidance. State Farm sponsors the program.