By Arkansas law, all children under 6 years old or 60 pounds and under are required to be in a child safety seat. It is estimated 80-95% of all children who are placed
in a child safety seat are not properly restrained. The Fort Smith Police Department has certified car seat technicians that can ensure your child is properly
restrained in a child safety seat.
Each year the Fort Smith Police Department receives a grant for child safety seats through the Highway Safety Office of the Arkansas State Police. These are
utilized for low income families to ensure children are in a properly fitted and functioning child safety seat. Eligibility is determined on a case by case basis.
The Fort Smith Police Department, in conjunction with community partners, holds several car seat check-up events per year. We also perform car seat checks by
Please contact Sergeant Doug Brooks at (479) 709-5038 for questions or appointments.