Free Child Seat Installations

4/5/2010:

Whether you’re a single mom – or just a busy family that wants to be sure your child seat(s) are installed correctly, each Wednesday starting on April 7th, you can drive by the Hoboken Municipal Garage for installation and tips by the Hoboken Police Department!

Lt. Ken Ferrante, of the Hoboken Community Policing Unit sent the following info:

Free Child Seat Installations

Effective Wednesday, April 7, 2010, there will be a new procedure for residents seeking to have their children’s car seats installed or inspected by the Hoboken Police Department.

Chief Anthony P. Falco, Sr. has announced that any Hoboken resident seeking to have a free installation or inspection of their car seats performed should report to the Hoboken Municipal Garage at Observer Highway and Park Avenue (The Hoboken Police Motorcycle Pen), on Wednesdays, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Several officers will be there to either install or inspect already installed car seats.

This is a free service performed by the Hoboken Police Department. The residents do not need to make an appointment; they can just go to the garage during the hours on Wednesdays. There is no need to go to the Hoboken Police Headquarters or to call.

The practice of allowing residents to come to police headquarters at any time to have the installation performed proved to be inefficient and timely for both officers and residents, as residents would have to wait to have one of the five certified officers called in, and those officers were then pulled away from their detailed assignments for a half-hour, and would at many times have to do the installation in inclement weather. The new process should be more efficient as the officers will be at the location, with their equiptment and paperwork, in an indoor environment.

The officers certified in car seat installation are: Police Officers Robert Truppner, William Montanez, Joe Lucignano, Joe Cahill, and William ‘Chubby’ James.

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2 Comments on "Free Child Seat Installations"

adam2d
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adam2d

Hoboken Police Department does this as well, just call ahead to make sure the few officers with qualifications are around.

Have been there a couple of times – a big thanks to them.

King of Rock
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King of Rock

Huh?

“Whether you’re a single mom…” What about those single fathers?

A baby momma can put in a seat just as good as a baby daddy.

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