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Tompkins County Sheriff's Office
Public Safety Building
779 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Derek R. Osborne, Sheriff 
Business Office: (607) 257-1345

Non-Emergency Number:
(607) 272-2444 

Emergency Number:911
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Child Seat Program

Child Safety Seat Checkpoint at Monro Muffler
From left to right: Deputy Skeval, Bill Apgar from Tompkins County Probation, Sergeant Slocum
Photo by Doreen D. Smith    

Riding unrestrained is the single greatest risk factor for death and injury among child motor vehicle occupants.

If your child is one of the approximately 29 percent of children ages 4 and under who ride unrestrained, he or she is at twice the risk of death and injury as those who are restrained in vehicles. Misuse is common.

The Sheriff's Office provides a Child Seat Program. If you are in need of a child safety seat check or a booster seat check, please contact the Sheriff's Office at (607) 257-1345 and they will get you in contact with a certified deputy. Please note: this program no longer provides seats; just installations. Upon arriving at your scheduled time, you will be assisted by a trained deputy who will properly install it for you. Clik the link below for more information regarding New York State Seatbelt and Car Seat laws.

NYS Law link
If you would like to obtain additional information regarding safe riding for children please check out the National Highway Traffic Safety Association link at