The Child Passenger Safety Unit (CPS Unit) has a number of officers trained and certified to inspect & install child/Infant safety seats for any Medford citizen.
We do car seat installations BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at the rear police academy bay (behind academy/police station). We care about your safety and your child’s safety. So, please ensure your child’s car seat is safely secured.
To request an appointment:
- Please call 1-781-391-6776 and leave a brief message with a call back phone number.
- Please leave a day time and evening phone number or a cell number.
- The Officers will review these messages and they will call you back to schedule an appointment.
The Unit’s mission is to give instruction on the proper installation of child safety seats to ensure the safety of children while traveling in a motor vehicle. The unit conducts frequent checkpoints at the Medford Police Department and assists other cities with checkpoints in their communities.
The CPS Unit has eight officers trained & certified to inspect & install child safety seats, they are:
- Sgt. Angelo Raffeale
- Officer Darin Connolly
- Officer Richard Raso
- Officer Joseph Byrnes
- Officer Shawn Maloney
- Officer Frank Cassarino
- Officer James Benoit
- Officer Pat O’Keefe
- Officer Daniel D’Amico
In order to receive a child passenger safety technician certification, these Medford officers completed a 32 hour course including participation in a check-point event and a written and performance evaluation. Individuals must attend update courses and renew their certificate every two years.
Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety Law
The Massachusetts Safety Belt Law requires safety belt use by those 13 years of age and older.