Wichita Police introduce car seat program

August 04, 2020 - 9:21 am

Wichita Police is launching Safely Seating ICT Kids, a community-driven program. 

Safely Seating ICT Kids is a new pilot program where citizens who are issued a citation for car seat violations have the opportunity to apply for a free car seat. If approved, citizens will be given a proper car seat, and the citation will be dismissed.

The Safely Seating ICT Kids program is a way to build relationships by helping community members in need and creating a positive interaction with officers. Officers can engage with drivers and offer a solution to keeping each child in Wichita safe by ensuring they have the proper car seat. WPD Chief of Police Gordon Ramsay said, “this is a proactive effort by our department and the focus is to help our citizens.”

Approval for a free car seat will be based on financial need and final approval by the Youth Advocacy Coalition Coordinator at Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center who is assisting WPD with implementing this program.

The pilot program will launch in the 67214 zip code on August 4th and WPD hopes to expand the program citywide in the coming months. If citizens would like to donate to this project, please email WPD associate accountant, Shauna Dickman at SDickman@wichita.gov.


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