Car seats for those in need

Officer Ryan Kuffel at a recent child safety seat inspection

At the EPPD we know how important it is for children to be properly strapped into car seats. Child safety seats save lives and for kids who are both under 4 feet 9 inches tall and under age 8, it’s the law.

But car seats can be expensive. What happens when a family can’t afford one?

Luckily, the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety offers the Minnesota Child Passenger Safety Program which provides grants to cities in the form of new child safety seats that can be distributed to families who need them. Last week the EPPD learned that we are receiving six new car seats as a result of a grant request submitted by Officer Ryan Kuffel, one of the department’s two certified child safety seat inspectors.

The department will distribute the six new car seats to low-income Eden Prairie families based on criteria provided in the grant.

If you have any questions about this program or would like to schedule a car seat inspection, contact the EPPD at 952-949-6200.