Thursday, June 06, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-06-06 09:02:00)
Author: By Capt. Aaron Miller
Source: The Blowing Rocket

Blowing Rock Police Department recently received recognition as a Permanent Child Passenger Safety Seat Checking Station.

Permanent Checking stations are locations where parents, grandparents and other caregivers can get help with their child’s safety seat.

Caregivers can get information on laws and best practice advice governing child safety seats, help installing child safety seats or just inspecting a seat to ensure that the seat is properly installed.

Approval for checking stations is given through the North Carolina Buckle Up Program and Safe Kids Worldwide.

Currently, Blowing Rock Police has three child passenger safety technicians.

Officers Deyton Turpin and Jordan Byland recently completed the 32-hour course to receive their certification.
Blowing Rock Police CPS technicians will be assisting parents and caregivers by appointment at the police department.

If you need assistance with the installation of a seat, please call our office at (828) 295-5212 to schedule a time to meet with a technician.

The Shiners Parade last Saturday kicked off a busy season of special events.
There are lots of events planned in Blowing Rock during the upcoming weeks.

Special events keep officers busy with planning, adjusting schedules and executing the plans to ensure that our residents and guests have a safe and enjoyable experience in Blowing Rock.

In addition to the parade this past weekend, officers are in preparation for a memorial run, emergency fest, Blood Sweat and Gears bicycle event and the Fourth of July parade, which is only a few weeks away.

Last week’s reports include a larceny from a residence, a harassing phone call report and one minor traffic accident in the parking lot at the swimming pool.

Five citations were issued last week. Charges include no operator’s license, expired registrations and no seat belt.

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