Child Safety Seat Program

UIC Police Officer pointing to a properly installed child safety seat.

The University of Illinois at Chicago Police Department’s traffic safety program’s primary mission is to reduce traffic injury and fatalities while maintaining a safe environment for drivers/pedestrians in and around the UIC Campus.  Part of that mission is to assist the community to reduce the possibility of injury for children who may be passengers of vehicles.  The UIC Police Department offers interactive, comprehensive education and appointment based Child Passenger Safety Seat Instruction/Installations.  Our team of police officers who are Child Safety Seat Technicians, have received 32 hours of intensive hands-on instruction and are re-certified every two years to maintain proficiency in safety seat best practices and compliance with Illinois State Law.

When you schedule an appointment with one of our technicians you will receive:

  • A comprehensive inspection of your child safety seat (forward/rear-facing/boosters) for manufacturers’ product recalls
  • Education to maintain compliance with Illinois State Law and safety best practices
  • Hands-on, active participation, installation instruction/demonstration of your safety seat

Please be prepared to contact us when scheduling an appointment well in advance of your safety seat needs, to ensure there are no scheduling conflicts with our technicians.  As well as providing your available dates/times and contact information when scheduling with UIC PD, please relate your child safety seats’ make, model, and serial number, as well as providing your vehicle’s make and model information.  Appointments can take as long as 30 minutes to ensure full safety compliance. It is suggested for you to have your safety seat and vehicle manual during the appointment.  AT THIS TIME THE UIC POLICE DOES NOT OFFER FREE CHILD SAFETY SEATS.  These sessions are open to all people who want to better secure children, not just parents and are provided at NO COST to you.  Help us reduce vehicle-related injuries and contact (312) 996-2830 to set up your appointment today.

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