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Schedule a car seat check

If you are a new parent, grandparent, guardian, or caregiver and need help learning how to install your child's car seat or booster seat, we can help.

Please schedule an appointment in one of the following ways:

  • Submit the form below
  • Call Beth Massey at 217-347-0774 extension 5315
  • Send an email to Beth Massey or Joni Flack

Before you start

If you have not purchased a new car seat, determine which type will fit your child as well as your vehicle.  Check out Office of the Illinois Secretary of State at IL SOS Child Safety for more information.

What to do

For your appointment, you will need:

  • Your vehicle
  • The vehicle manual
  • The car seat(s) you wish to install
  • The car seat manual
  • The child (not required but helpful)

The Police Department is located at 110 South 3rd Street, Effingham, Illinois.  Please park on the west side of the building and come through the doors to the main window for assistance.

What's next

A certified Child Safety Passenger Technician will assist and educate you in how to properly install and use your child's seat.

If you have any further questions after your appointment, please call.


Schedule your appointment

  • Please let us know the ages of all children who will need a car seat check.
  • Please tell us the make, model and year of the vehicle in which you will install the car seat.

A certified Child Safety Passenger Technician will contact you to set up a time and date to assist and educate you in properly installing and using your child's car seat.

Get help

Beth Massey
Certified Child Safety Passenger Technician

(217) 347-0774 extension 5315
Office hours:
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
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