Child Passenger Safety

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

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.

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 - Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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

  • the make/model of the child safety seat
  • the serial number or the date of manufacture

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

  • the owner’s manual for the vehicle
  • the owner's manual for the child safety seat

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

If you are unable to schedule an appointment or wish to check on other options you can use the "Find a Child Seat Technician" link below to search for other technicians near your location.

External Web Links (These links will open in a new window)

Find a Child Seat Technician

Safekids Worldwide

Buckle Up NC

National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration  

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