Police agencies provide, install free car seats

Police agencies provide, install free car seats

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Police want all children properly buckled inside a car, so multiple law enforcement agencies worked together Saturday to install free car seats for parents.

Several parents went to the free car seat clinic in Paragould.

Arkansas State Police, Jonesboro Police, and Paragould Police were in the Lowe's parking lot installing the car seats.

It was very simple for the parents. All they had to do was bring their vehicle and the child that would be sitting in the seat.

Then, police could identify the proper seat for the child based on their weight and height.

Paragould Police Corporal Kevin Eddings said safety is the most important thing.

"Car accidents...we don't want to work anything like that with a child not buckled up," Cpl. Eddings said. "So we get a chance to help the parents out and help the children out that's why we put the car seats in there."

The car seats were free of charge and the police officers were able to properly install them inside the vehicles.

Police said they hope by offering events like this they can ensure the safety of more children in the area.

The Arkansas State Police will be offering more car seat clinics in Jonesboro, Batesville, and Osceola.

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