The St. John Sheriff’s Office recently completed a two-month car safety seat campaign, which was a big success, said Lt. Scott Lacy who spearheaded the program on the east and west banks of the parish.
“The need for this resource is evident, and we hope to continue having a great impact in our community toward child safety,” he said.
Since opening the first car fitting station in August, 25 vehicles were inspected and 31 children were properly restrained.
Parents and/or caregivers also were educated on child passenger safety. Twenty-four age- and size-appropriate seats were donated to families in need.
Buckle-Up LA considers a fitting station successful if it serves eight children per month, Lt. Lacy said.
“At 31 children over two months, we have far exceeded that goal,” he said.
The SJSO looks forward to continuing our relationship with the United Way, which donated 25 seats toward our mission,” Lt. Lacy said.
“Going forward, we hope to develop relationships with other community stakeholders to secure sponsorship for more seats,” he said.
The SJSO will hold another child passenger safety inspection Saturday, October 28, from noon to 4 p.m. at at Patrol Headquarters on Barton Granier Drive in LaPlace.