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Child Safety Seat Program

The University of Illinois 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 in reducing the possibility of injury for children who may be passengers of vehicles. UICPD offers interactive, comprehensive education and appointment-based child passenger safety seat instruction/installations.  Our police officers who are certified 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 and installation instruction/demonstration of your safety seat

Please schedule an appointment well in advance of your safety seat needs to ensure there are no scheduling conflicts with our technicians.  Provide your available dates/times and contact information when scheduling with UICPD, your child safety seat’s make, model and serial number and your vehicle’s make and model information. Appointments can take as long as 30 minutes to ensure full safety compliance. Also, please bring your safety seat and vehicle manuals to the appointment. Unfortunately, UICPD does not offer free child safety seats.

These sessions are open to everyone who wants to better secure children in vehicles – not just parents – and are provided at no cost to participants. Help reduce vehicle-related injuries by contacting to set up an appointment today.

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