Spotsy Deputy appointed to National Child Passenger Safety Board
The National Child Passenger Safety Board has appointed Deputy Justin Young to their Board. Deputy Young will serve on the Board in the position of Public Safety Law Enforcement Representative.
Deputy Young is currently a D.A.R.E. Officer and sixteen-year veteran with the Sheriff’s Office. He first became a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) in 2008 – in large part because his job put him in regular contact with children using car seats and their families. He also was looking for a way to positively impact his community by implementing injury prevention tactics. By 2014, he was training new CPSTs as an Instructor and the coordinator of Sheriff’s Office Child Safety Seat Install Program.
Spotsylvania has expanded its program efforts and now is listed as a Virginia Department of Health Safety Seat Check Station. The Sheriff’s Office team has grown to 20 Child Passenger Safety Technician’s and host 6-12 community events annually and accommodates year-round individual car seat checks.