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Alton Police Department


Alton Police Department






1700 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002
(618) 463-3505
032816-100703-793


Traffic Division

Sgt. Jason Cole



The Traffic Unit is comprised of one full-time Officer and is coordinated by a Sergeant. Officers from the Traffic Unit work 10-hour days, four days a week and provide their specialty coverage from 6:00 am until 4:00 pm. The Traffic Division Officers also work special events such as the parades, City fireworks display, amphitheater events and any other special event deemed necessary by the Chief of Police. Traffic officers receive substantial training in advanced areas of traffic crash investigation. The Traffic Unit is responsible for enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, various public education programs, traffic crash investigation, traffic studies requested by the Mayor and / or Aldermen, school crossing guard program and the administration of various Illinois Department of Transportation Division of Traffic Safety grants.

The Traffic Division Officers work ever diligent to ensure the motoring public is as safe as can be so everyone “ARRIVE ALIVE.” 


Traffic Division

Car Seat Safety

Age/Weight

Seat Type/Position

Usage Tips

Birth 
to at least 1 year 
and at least 20 lbs.
Infant-Only Seat/rear-facing or Convertible Seat/used rear-facing. 

Seats should be secured to the vehicle by the safety belts or by the LATCH system.
* Never use in a front seat where an air bag is present.
* Tightly install child seat in rear seat, facing the rear.
* Child seat should recline at approximately a 45 degree angle.
* Harness straps/slots at or below shoulder level (lower set of slots for most convertible child safety seats).
* Harness straps snug on child; harness clip at armpit level.

Less than 1 year/ 20-35 lbs. Convertible Seat/used rear-facing (select one recommended for heavier infants). 

Seats should be secured to the vehicle by the safety belts or by the LATCH system.
* Never use in a front seat where an air bag is present.
* Tightly install child seat in rear seat, facing the rear.
* Child seat should recline at approximately a 45 degree angle.
* Harness straps/slots at or below shoulder level (lower set of slots for most convertible child safety seats).
* Harness straps snug on child; harness clip at armpit level.

1 to 4 years/ at least 20 lbs. to approximately 40 lbs. Convertible Seat/forward-facing or Forward-Facing Only or High Back Booster/Harness. 

Seats should be secured to the vehicle by the safety belts or by the LATCH system.
* Tightly install child seat in rear seat, facing forward.
* Harness straps/slots at or above child's shoulders (usually top set of slots for convertible child safety seats).
* Harness straps snug on child; harness clip at armpit level.

4 to at least 8 years/unless they are 4'9" (57") tall. Belt-Positioning Booster (no back, only) or High Back Belt-Positioning Booster. 

NEVER use with lap-only belts—belt-positioning boosters are always used with lap AND shoulder belts.
* Booster used with adult lap and shoulder belt in rear seat.
* Shoulder belt should rest snugly across chest, rests on shoulder; and should NEVER be placed under the arm or behind the back.
* Lap-belt should rest low, across the lap/upper thigh area—not across the stomach.



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Alton Police Department

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1700 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002
618.463.3505

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City of Alton Illinois - 1837

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Alton, IL 62002
618.463.3500

Alton Fire Department

Alton Fire Department

333 E 20th
Alton, IL 62002
618.463.3565

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