Members of 32 Division Community Response Unit (CRU) will host two child seat clinics in the next few weeks after becoming certified installers.
The free child restraint and car seat inspection clinics will take place on August 18 and September 1 at the Centrepoint Mall store’s rear entrance, 6310 Yonge St. from 6.45-8.45 p.m.
Individuals can call (416) 808-3200 to register.
Constable Hao Ge and his CRU partner Constable Daniel Kim will conduct the clinics.
“Interested individuals have to make an appointment and they must bring their owner’s manual, the child restraint/car seat owner’s instruction and also provide us with their child’s current weight and height,” said Ge.
He said each appointment will last for about 30 minutes.
They are the only two officers from their Division who are certified to run the clinics.
“Our shifts overlap on Thursdays, so we are looking to see if the program can continue every second Thursday of the month,” added Ge.
Ge and Kim were among 17 Auxiliary and sworn members trained over two days by an Ontario Provincial Police Auxiliary Sergeant.
“The certified Service members come from across the city, but 32 Division was the first to pick up the baton and run with it,” said Staff Sergeant Ron Boyce of the Divisional Policing Support Unit. “We felt if each Division has a trained installer, that is something that could add to their community engagement initiative which would be more appealing to the public we serve.”