Child Safety

Child Car Seat Checks
Safe Kids Grand Rapids provides car seat check events throughout the area, as well as five permanent fitting-stations in the Greater Grand Rapids area. Fitting stations are in various locations, but mostly at police and fire departments. Nationally certified child passenger safety technicians will be in attendance at each fitting station and have all the materials needed to check child safety seats.
Safe Kids car-seat inspections happen on specific days during each month. Please check the events calendar or call 616-391-7233 for more information.

Child Identification Program
Help protect your children. Pick up a free National Child Identification Program Fingerprint / DNA Kit at the Department of Public Safety. The ID Kit includes:
  • Inkless Fingerprint Kit - Take fingerprints in your own home, with no messy black ink to clean
  • Laminated Wallet Card - Contains a thumb print and a picture of the child
  • DNA Collection Envelope - Contains two sterile swabs for obtaining DNA from the inside of the child's cheek

For more information, contact the school and community liaison officer at 616-949-7010, ext. 821.