Intended Audience: Field law enforcement personnel who patrol roads, streets, and highways to enforce traffic laws, either as a primary assignment or as part of their general duties. These personnel include municipal police officers, sheriffÕs deputies, and State police and highway patrol troopers.
Program Focus: This program is designed to encourage law officers to stop drivers who are transporting children who are not properly secured and to take appropriate enforcement action. Note: National certification is not available for this course.
Program Length: The curriculum for this course consists of five modules that can be taught alone or in combination. Either a 15-minute, one- to two-hour, or four-hour course is recommended.
The one- to two-hour course includes the videotape and provides details on the patrol officerÕs role in dealing with unsecured children.
The four-hour course expands on the two-hour course. It focuses on specific skills that will help officers identify child passenger safety violations and take appropriate action.
Instructional Staff: Local instructors may teach this course using NHTSA-developed materials. NHTSA strongly recommends that instructors have substantial patrol experience dealing with child passenger safety violations.
Participant Materials: Materials, such as participant manuals and handouts, are provided by the host agency.
Equipment: VCR and other teaching tools, as indicated in the instructional materials.
Room Requirements: A room large enough to comfortably seat the
Recommended Number of Participants: Varies depending on
Cost to Host Agency: Costs vary and may include the cost of the facility, instructional team, food, audiovisual equipment, and materials.
Cost to Participants: No costs for materials; tuition, if any, is determined by the host agency.