Sheriff’s Office Conducting Car Seat Checks in Grand Island

Modified: May 6, 2016 7:38am


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces his office will be hosting a free car seat safety inspection at the Grand Island Town Hall on Saturday, May 7.

This free event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and certified car seat technicians from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office will inspect the seat for structural defects, proper installation, as well as offering installation instructions for car seats designed for various age groups.

In addition to the car seat inspections, representatives from the sheriff’s office will be offering free Operation Safe Child ID cards. These identification cards contain the child’s name, biographical information (date of birth, gender hair color, eye color, etc.) and a fingerprint image of both index fingers. This information is stored with the Division of Criminal Justice Services in Albany and in the event of a missing child report the victim’s information can be quickly shared with police agencies.

Both are free services and are provided to residents by Sheriff Timothy Howard and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.