BROCKTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – One police department just south of Boston is helping parents and families in the community through their growing Child Passenger Safety Program.
Child passenger safety has remained a strong priority for the Brockton Police Department.
“We’ve had a car seat program here for close to 18 years,” said Lieutenant Brenda Perez who oversees the operation. “Religiously we’ve checked car seats to make sure the kids are safe.”
Since the start of the program, the department has given out more than 150 car seats to families in need through the Buckle Up for Life Program. The national education program was created by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Toyota to promote child car safety, “one family, one car seat, one lesson at a time.”
This year, Brockton Police plans on giving out more seats and continue their mission of helping those in need.
“A lot of families here don’t have the money to always spend on car seats,” Perez added. “This is something that is dear to all of us. We want children to be safe when they’re riding in a vehicle.”
According to a Facebook post, BPD has five certified technicians who are part of the program. They are hoping to resume their regular Wednesday evening appointments once COVID-19 rates decline.
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