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Child Safety Seats
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
144 Chestnut Street Parking Lot in Toms River

*Every third Thursday of the month from 4:00pm-7:00pm*

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

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

*1st Wednesday of each month 4:00pm - 7:00pm

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

*2nd Wednesday of each month 3:00pm - 6:00pm

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