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Child Safety Seats

Due to concerns over the current coronavirus threat, many Child Passenger Safety Events scheduled to take place throughout Ocean County have been postponed until further notice. Please continue to view our website for updates.


Important Information:

Are you using your car seat correctly?

Ask yourself the following questions:
  • Is my child’s safety seat properly installed in my vehicle?
  • Is the safety seat I am using the right seat for my child?
  • Is my child securely seated in his/her safety seat?
  • Is my child ready for a booster seat?
  • Is my child ready to safely travel in a vehicle without a booster seat?
  • Can my child be placed in the forward facing position before he/she is two years old?
  • Is there a “BEST” car seat for my child?

Our team of Certified CPS Technicians will provide parents and caregivers with a one-on-one tutorial demonstration including the proper installation and instructional use of your specific child safety seat(s).

Visiting an inspection station can also ensure you are keeping up with the latest car seat guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the NHTSA.

Our Child Passenger Safety Technicians are members of the National Safe Kids Coalition – Senior Checker Status and have attended several events sponsored by the Manchester and Toms River Police Departments, as well as, the Ridgeway and Silverton Firehouses. In addition to conducting inspections, our Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPST) have participated in several safety events.

*Be sure to contact our CPS Technicians in the event of inclement weather.

Schedule a Child Passenger Safety Seat inspection:
Request Safety Seat Inspection Form
or contact CPST June Farrington at 732-557-4427 or Karin Moser at 732-929-2044 ext. 3392



Regular Inspection Locations:


Ocean County Sheriff's Office
1 College Avenue, Lot 3, Toms River NJ 08757

*The 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Dates: May 6th & 20th; June 3rd & 17th; July1st & 15th; Aug. 5th & 19th; Sept. 2nd & 16th



Lakewood PD
Hook and Ladder Co. No.1 (Station 68)
733 Cedarbridge Rd., Lakewood, N.J. 08701

*1st Tuesday of each month from 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Dates: Sept. 7th



Manchester PD
Manchester Township EMS
29 Colonial Drive, Manchester, N.J. 08759

*1st Wednesday of each month 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Dates: May 5th ; June 2nd; July 7th; Aug. 4th; Sept. 1st



Brick PD/EMS
Laurelton Fire House
1725 Route 88, Brick, N.J. 08723

Dates: April 6th & 29th (2pm-6pm); May 6th &18th (2pm-6pm);
June 3rd & 15th (2pm-6pm); July 20th (2pm-6pm);
August 5th & 17th (2pm-6pm); Sept. 2nd & 21st



Berkeley PD
Berkeley Fire Station 17
445 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville, NJ 08721

*2nd Wednesday of each month 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Dates: May 12th ; June 9th; July 14th; Aug. 11th; Sept. 8st



Lacey PD
Lanoka Harbor Fire Station 61
2 Warren Avenue, Lanoka Harbor, N.J. 08734

*Last Wednesday of each month 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Dates: May 26th; June 30th ;July 28th ; Aug 25th ; Sept 29th



Ocean PD
Ocean Twp. Vol. Fire Department
117 Wells Mills Rd., Waretown, N.J. 08758

Dates:: March 29 (8am - 12pm); April 19 (8am-12pm);
May 3 (8am -12pm); May 11 (2pm-6pm); June 7 (8am-12pm);
June 28th (8am-12pm); Sept 23rd (2pm-6pm); Oct 4 (8am-12pm)




How-To Videos

Rear Facing Seat with Seat Belt



Rear Facing Seat with Latch



Forward Facing Combo with Seat Belt and Tether



Forward Facing Combo with Seat Belt



3-in-1 Forward Facing Seat with Latch



Using a Backless Booster Seat



Combo Seat as a High Back Booster



High Back Booster Seat



Beyond Booster Seats