FRAMINGHAM — Installing a child safety seat in a car can be a complicated task, and doing it incorrectly can endanger children.
To address that, the Framingham Police Department is launching a Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection and Installation Program.
"We get a lot of calls for it and I think with the city the size of Framingham, there's a need for it," said police spokeswoman Lt. Rachel Mickens. "There are a large number of car seats that are installed improperly. This is about providing a service to the community."
The program will have a kickoff event Saturday. Police are partnering with the School Department and Fire Department to hold a Community Car Seat Check Event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Walsh Middle School, 301 Brook St.
Framingham police officers have been certified as child safety seat installation technicians. They will help install car seats, as well as teach caregivers the proper way to install them to ensure child safety.
Those interested in making an appointment to get a car seat inspected can contact the Framingham Police Department's traffic and safety division at 508-872-1212.
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