Car Seat Checks

Learn How to Install a Car Seat- Free of Charge 

Did you know that 4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly? Take 30-45 minutes to get your child's car seat safety checked by a certified child passenger safety technician and learn how to install your car seat for free. Find out if your car seat has been recalled or has expired. Should your child be forward or rear facing? Where should your child's car seat be located within the vehicle? What type of child safety seat is right for your child's height and weight? When is your child ready for a booster seat? What is the Texas car seat law?

The Roanoke Police Department hosts car seat inspection events throughout the year. Our trained technicians will teach you everything you need to know to make sure your car seat is used and installed correctly. If there is not an upcoming car seat event scheduled, please contact Sergeant Sandy Pettigrew or Officer Gary Stroud at 817-491-6052 to schedule a car seat check-up. Car seat checks are by appointment only. Those without appointments will be seen if a certified technician is available. Child must be present unless you are an expectant parent.

If a technician determines that a car seat is required or deems a seat defective or unsafe during the event, a limited number of free car seats will be available on a first come, first served basis for replacement.