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100 Main Street, Medford, Massachusetts USA 02155
Chief Leo A. Sacco, Jr.

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Child Passenger Safety Unit (CPS)

The CPS Unit has a number of officers trained and certified to inspect & install child/Infant safety seats for any Medford citizen. We do car seat installations BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at the rear police academy bay (behind academy/police station) by appointment only. We care about your safety and your child's safety. So, please ensure your child's car seat is safely secured. We sponsor and participate in a number of Child Safety Checkpoints throughout the metropolitan area.

Child Passenger Safety Unit - Services

CPS Useful Information

Child Safety/Car Seat Installations

If you normally advertise in your News Paper, News Letter, or Web Site about the Medford Police Child Protection Safety Seat Inspection / Installation program we have made some changes to our request for appointment process.  

  1. We have a NEW PHONE NUMBER. It is   781- 391 – 6776
  2. Please call that number and leave a brief message with a call back phone number.
  3. Please leave a day time and evening phone number or a cell number.
  4. The Officers will review these messages and they will call you back to schedule an appointment.

About the CPS Unit

The CPS Unit (Child Passenger Safety Unit) has eight officers trained & certified to inspect & install Child safety seats, they are:

Sgt. Angelo Raffeale Officer Darin Connolly Officer Richard Raso Officer Joseph Byrnes
Officer Shawn Maloney Officer frank Cassarino Officer James Benoit Officer Pat O'Keefe
Officer Daniel D'Amico      

These Medford Officers had to complete the following to obtain their certification:

The child passenger safety technician certification process requires attendance at a 32 hour course including participation in a check-point event. At the completion of the instruction, the individual must pass written & performance evaluations. Individuals must attend update courses and renew their certificate every two years.

-The Unit's mission is to give instruction on the proper installation of child safety seats to ensure the safety of children while traveling in a motor vehicle.

-The unit conducts frequent checkpoints at the Medford Police Station.

-The unit also assists other cities with checkpoints in their communities, please check their webs sites for the locations as they are open to the general public.


Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety Law:

The Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety Law was amended in April 2008 and as of July 10, 2008 requires children to ride as passengers motor vehicles in a federally approved child passenger restraint that is properly fastened and secured until they are 8 years old OR over 57" tall.

The expanded law will require a booster seat/safety belt combination for children who have outgrown a child safety seat - typically when they are above age five or 40 pounds - until they are 8 years old OR over 57" tall.
The Massachusetts Safety Belt Law requires safety belt use by those 13 years of age and older.


View the full-text of the Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety Law