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Child Safety Seat Inspections

The Palatine Police Department Crime Prevention Unit provides free child safety seat inspections by calling 847-359-9061. Although there is no law requiring an inspection, the Crime Prevention Unit offers free inspections to ensure a safer installation. The child safety seat program is intended to educate parents how to properly install their child’s seat. The following are the requirements of the program:

1.) Inspections by the Crime Prevention Unit are by appointment only, and are conducted at the Police  Station.Infant car seat inspection

2.) General availability is Monday – Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

3.) Inspections are for Palatine residents.  If you do not live in Palatine contact your local police department for assistance.

4.) We do not install child seats – seats must be installed prior to the appointment to the best of the owner’s ability. We will gladly assist you in making any necessary adjustments to the installation.

5.) Owner must bring the child seat and vehicle owner’s manuals to the appointment for reference.

6.) If you cannot make an appointment please call to cancel or reschedule.

Here are a few other child safety seat considerations:


Child car seat inspection

1.) Follow in the instructions and recommendations for the child seat.

2.) Be sure your child is within the height and weight limits of the child seat.

3.) Do not add “after market products” to the child seat that are not recommended by the manufacturer.

4.) We do not recommend using child seats purchased from garage sales – there is no way to tell if the seat  was involved in a car accident.

5.) Do not continue to use a child seat after it is involved in an accident – replace it to ensure your child’s safety.

Village Hall Regular Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
200 East Wood Street, Palatine, Illinois 60067 P. (847) 358-7500
Emergency:911 Non-Emergency: (847) 359-9000 Hours: 24 Hours
Police Headquarters 595 North Hicks Road, Palatine, Illinois 60067
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