OPSO Child Safety Seat Inspection Station

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is now a Child Safety Seat Inspection Station with a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. This certification was obtained by participation in a training course sponsored by the National Child Passenger Safety Board, the U.S. Department of Transportation and Safe Kids Worldwide.

9 out of 10 child seats are improperly installed today. Our agency feels that it is important to educate the public on the proper use of their child safety seats to help reduce the risk of injury or fatality in the event of a crash. In addition to allowing parents and caregivers to make an appointment to have their child’s seat checked, the Certified Technician is available to provide a presentation to your employees, clients, etc. on “The Life Saving Benefits of Child Safety Seats, Boosters and Seat Belts.” Developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the presentation illustrates the important role parents, grandparents, and other adult caregivers play in keeping children safe when they ride in motor vehicles.

If you or someone you know would like to have your child’s safety seat inspected and learn the proper installation of the seat, contact the Child Passenger Safety Technician at 318.324.2607 or by email at safety@opso.net to schedule an appointment.