Child Seat Inspection
State law, along with caring common sense, requires that children under the age of four be secured in an approved child seat while riding in a vehicle. An unsecured child has very little chance of surviving a collision without suffering injury or worse. Most parents comply with applicable laws and buckle up their child before a trip. However, past inspections have revealed that many child safety seats are either unsafe or are used improperly. Residents with children under four years of age are encouraged to schedule an appointment with our Certified Child Seat Inspector to arrange for a free inspection. The police department maintains several officers that have attended an intensive training class devoted to this matter and will check the seat for safety and ensure that it is being used properly. Inspections are held by appointment only at Police headquarters and require approximately one half-hour to complete.
Emergency Contact Information
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has launched a website that is designed to allow Pennsylvania Driver's License and Photo Identification holders the opportunity to easily and immediately upload their emergency contact information to an on-line database accessible only to law enforcement and emergency personnel. The system was developed to save lives by cutting down on the time needed to locate an emergency contact for individuals who may find themselves involved in a situation that renders themselves unable to communicate. In order to participate in this program, please visit the PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services webpage and click on the Emergency Contact and Information button. Users will be taken to a secure page where they can enter information for up to two emergency contacts.