Through a grant, the Eden Prairie Police Department will be able to provide car seats to those in need.

Eden Prairie Police Department recognizes the importance of children being properly strapped into car seats. Child safety seats save lives and, for kids who are both under 4’9” and under age 8, it’s the law.

But car seats can be expensive. What happens when a family can’t afford one?

Luckily, the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety has a program called the Minnesota Child Passenger Safety Program which provides grants to cities in the form of new child safety seats that can be distributed to families who need them.

Recently, the police department learned that it will be receiving new car seats as a result of a grant request submitted by Officer Ryan Kuffel, one of the department’s three certified child safety seat inspectors.

The department will distribute the new car seats to low-income Eden Prairie families based on criteria provided in the grant. If you would like to learn more about applying for a free car seat, please contact Officer Kuffel at 952-949-6200.

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