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Posted on: June 20, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City of Victoria employees certified as child passenger safety technicians

Two women, one holding a clipboard, smile and pose for a photo outside a car

PHOTO #1: From left, City of Victoria Municipal Court clerk Tara Tinney and Victoria Police Department Officer Mia Gallegos participate in a training to be certified as child passenger safety technicians.

A woman writes in a workbook. Near her, a child car seat sits on a table.PHOTO #2: City of Victoria Municipal Court clerk Tara Tinney examines a car seat as part of a training to be certified as a child passenger safety technician.

Tara TinneyCity of Victoria Municipal Court clerk Tara Tinney and Victoria Police Department Officer Mia Gallegos were recently certified as child passenger safety (CPS) technicians after completing a four-day training in Uvalde hosted by the Texas Department of State Health Services Safe Riders Child Passenger Safety Program

Mia GallegosThe CPS technician certification is a nationally recognized affirmation that an individual is qualified to educate caregivers about proper installation and use of children’s car seats and booster seats. The employees were also required to pass written exams and hands-on skills assessments to be certified. To schedule a no-cost car seat inspection with the City of Victoria’s certified technicians, visit www.victoriatx.gov/carseat.

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