Rochester Police Awarded Car Seat Grant

The Rochester Police Department was awarded a $1500 grant this week from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Highway Safety Division. The grant will allow the department to purchase a number of child car seats to be distributed and installed by Child Passenger Safety Technician Officer Robert Nordahl who Rochester Police Chief Paul Magee credited with writing the grant.

“Officer Nordahl did a great job preparing this grant which resulted in the maximum award amount being issued to the department,” said Magee. The seats will be used at CPS checkup and fitting stations run by the department. This program aims to help reduce child passenger fatalities and injuries by distributing federally approved car seats to residents in need as well as educating parents, grandparents and child caregivers on the proper installation and usage of child safety seats.

Officer Robert Nordahl is available to assist in the correct selection and installation of all child safety seats. He can be reached by phone at 508-763-5112 (ext. 162), or by email at

For more information on child passenger safety visit the Rochester Police Department website at or the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security website at

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