Coronavirus Affects City Services

To prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community, Johnson County Government has ordered residents to stay at home except for essential needs, beginning Tuesday, March 24 for 30 days.

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Recycling Center, and playgrounds and shelters at City parks are closed, and many other City services are affected by this order.

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Child Seat Safety Checks

The Overland Park Police Department traffic safety unit conducts child safety seat installations and inspections for Overland Park residents.

A certified child passenger safety technician will work with you to make sure you have the knowledge necessary to properly install your child safety seat in most vehicles.

During the appointment, technicians

  • Inspect seats for visible damage
  • Confirm seats have not passed the expiration date
  • Discuss child passenger safety best practices
  • Answer your questions regarding passenger safety laws
  • Assist with installation of the child safety seat

If you are in need of a child seat and are unable to purchase one, you may qualify for one at no cost. Please mention this need to the technician in advance when you call to schedule your appointment.

If you live outside of Overland Park, please contact the Kansas Highway Patrol for child seat safety checks.


The Police Department is not accepting new appointments until April 1, 2020, due to construction at the Westgate Police Station. Please contact the Kansas Highway Patrol or visit for more information or assistance installing a car seat.

Installations and inspections are scheduled by appointment only at the Westgate police station, 11900 Westgate Street, with a certified child passenger safety technician.

Call 913-895-6419 for an appointment and the technician will arrange a time with you.

If you have more than one child safety seat to install, please make two appointments.

Preparing for an Appointment

  • Make sure your seat has all the original parts and is not broken, damaged, past the expiration date or recalled.
  • Bring the manufacturer’s installation booklet and your vehicle’s owner’s manual with you.
  • Schedule an appointment well before the child’s due date to ensure a newborn seat is properly installed.
  • Bring your child with you to the appointment to ensure a proper fit, if possible.

Officers will not install damaged or expired seats. Secondhand seats will not be installed if parents do not know the seat’s full history.

Consider bringing another adult to watch children while you are working with the officer for installation. If your child cannot attend the appointment, know your child’s height and weight.