The Dunwoody Police Department has been awarded the 2017 Car Seat Mini-Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention Program, according to a press release.

Through the Mini-Grant, the Dunwoody Police Department and the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department work together to provide car seats and education to financially eligible families in DeKalb County. This program is funded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to help ensure Georgia’s children are safe while riding in motor vehicles.

“It’s our responsibility to keep our children safe,” said Chief Billy Grogan in the press release. “The Car Seat Mini-Grant is a great opportunity to help our community and help protect our children from serious injuries or death in motor vehicle crashes.”

In DeKalb County, the Dunwoody Police Department, along with DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department, educate parents and caregivers on how to properly install and use car seats, offer car seat inspections and provide car seats and booster seats to financially eligible families.