One of the most important jobs you have as a parent or caregiver is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. The type of seat your child needs depends on several things, including your child’s age, size and the type of vehicle you have. The following chart is a quick guide on how to select the proper car seat for your child.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Car crashes are the leading killer of children ages 1 to 13.
- In crashes from 2011-2015, 3,194 children under the age of 13 were killed and an estimated 599,000 injured.
- In 2015 alone, 662 children were killed in car crashes. Of those killed, 1 out of 3 were unrestrained.
The Danvers Police Department is committed to making sure that children are riding safely in vehicles, and as such, we have several Nationally Certified Car Seat Safety Technicians (CPST’s) available to assist parents and caregivers in determining the proper seat selection for their child(ren) as well as ensuring that the child restraint is properly installed in the vehicle. The Danvers Police Department also provides car seats – at no cost – to families in need of a proper fitting restraint for their child(ren). We urge you to reach out and let us assist you in making sure that your most precious cargo is riding safe!
To check the availability of a certified car seat technician, or to find out more about our car seat program, please call the Danvers Police Department at (978) 774-1213. You can also refer to the “Resources” tab of our website to check out more of our Child Safety tips!
The Danvers Police Department is pleased to announce that we will again be hosting a Basic Physical Defense for Women course this October. If you missed out on the chance to take the course in the spring, submit your application early, as the class is limited in size and fills quickly!
The Rape Aggression Defense System (R.A.D.) is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques specifically for women. The R.A.D. System is dedicated to teaching women defense concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics.
The course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, and progresses to hands-on physical defense techniques. The course is taught be certified R.A.D. instructors from the Danvers Police Department and is open to women ages 18 and up. No previous self-defense experience is required and the course is free of charge to all participants.
This course consists of four classes, each of which are three hours long. Participants should attend all four evenings. The schedule is as follows:
•Wednesday, October 4th, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
•Wednesday, October 11th, from 5:30-8:30 p.m
•Wednesday, October 18th, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
•Wednesday, October 25th, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Classes will be held at the Holten Richmond Middle School, 55 Conant Street, Danvers, MA.
If you are interested in participating in the RAD program, please fill out the RAD Application and return it to the Danvers Police Department as instructed.
For more information please contact Sgt. Olivia Silva 978-774-1213 x4134 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Swing by The Danvers High School next Saturday, June 18th between 9am-12pm for the Danvers Kiwanis Club Bike Rodeo and Car Seat Safety Check!
UPDATE: NEW DATES POSTED FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
Licensing will be conducted between the hours of 5:30PM and 9:00PM on the Following Dates:
Wednesday, October 14th
Tuesday, October 20th
Monday, October 26th
Saturday, November 7th
Friday, November 13th
Thursday, November 19th
DATES & TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.
CHECK SOURCES LISTED ABOVE BEFORE COMING TO THE POLICE STATION TO ENSURE A DATE HAS NOT BEEN CANCELLED.