Officer Timothy Plouffe is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Officer Plouffe is currently assigned to the overnight shift platoon. In order to make an appointment to have an infant or child car seat installed or checked, please call 978.422.7331.
Type of Seat
Birth - 12 Months
A child under age 1 should always ride in a rear-facing car seat.
1 - 3 Years
A child should remain in a rear-facing car seat until he/she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by the child seat's manufacturer. Once the child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, he/she is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness.
4 - 7 Years
A child should be kept in a forward-facing car seat with a harness until he/she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by the child seat's manufacturer. Once the child outgrows the forward-facing car seat, it's time to travel in a booster seat in the back seat of the car.
9 - 12 Years
Massachusetts law requires that children be secured in a federally approved booster seat/safety belt combination until he/she is 8 years old or over 57" tall. At that time, the child is read to wear an adult safety belt. The safest place for any child under 12 is in the back seat of the vehicle.
For further information on child safety seats, please visit:http://www.mass.gov/eopss/crime-prev-personal-sfty/traffic-safety/cps/