Officers with car seat

University Police officers certified to perform child safety seat inspections

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

UNIVERSITY POLICE, Pa. – Three Penn State University Police officers are nationally certified as Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPSTs) to conduct child safety seat inspections and assist with installations.

Officers Michelle Beckenbaugh, Allen Miller and Adam Rawding, all stationed at University Park, recently completed the rigorous National Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Certification Training Program and were CPST certified by Safe Kids Worldwide.

Technicians conduct child safety seat checks where parents and caregivers receive hands-on assistance for proper use of child restraint systems and safety belts. The technicians offer education, support and guidance.

Penn State students and employees at University Park can make an appointment with a child safety seat technician by calling 814-863-1111. Officers will be conducting free car seat safety checks at University Park. The next event will be 3 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Green B parking lot next to Ford Building on Fischer Road. Penn State employees, students and clients of campus-based child care centers are invited to utilize this service. Participants should bring car seat and vehicle manuals to the event. Read more.