CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS
Andover Township residents can have their child passenger safety seats inspected by township police. Lt. Brian Kithcart and Officer Michael Haggerty are certified child passenger safety seat technicians. Kithcart and Haggerty earned their certificate from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association in conjunction with AAA North Jersey after completing a one-week course at the Passaic County Police Academy.
Township residents who wish to have their seats inspected should contact the police department at (973) 383-5544 to schedule an appointment. If neither officer is on duty, please ask to be transferred to their voice mail. Inspections will be conducted by appointment only. Residents will be asked to supply the make and model number of the seat to be inspected and the approximate height and weight of the child. Residents are requested to bring their child with them to their scheduled appointment. They should also bring the owner's manual to both their vehicle and the seat they wish to have inspected. Each inspection takes about one hour.
The officers also have two child safety seats available for township residents to borrow. The seats can be borrowed by any resident whose child seat is not considered safe or appropriate upon inspection. The resident will be required to return the seat to the police department. Wal-Mart of Hampton generously donated the seats which aided in getting the inspection program started.
Proper Child Passenger Restraint Use in New Jersey
Please visit the below links for more information and specifics regarding child seat installations. You can also schedule your appointment with us and one of our technicians will be happy to explain them to you.