Nationally, over 90% of child car safety seats are improperly installed. In fact, over 40% of child fatalities in traffic accidents are due to improperly installed child car safety seats. Many child car safety seats are no longer safe due to past accidents, the age of the seat, manufacturer recalls or missing parts.
The Sevierville Police Department will inspect your child's Safety Seat, and make sure it is installed properly.
In an effort to improve the driving abilities and overall safety of younger drivers, the Sevierville Police offers 12-hour Collision Avoidance Training (CAT) seminars. The training is for new drivers aged 16-20 years old who have a valid driver’s license (participants are required to provide their own vehicle and have current insurance). The seminar is taught by SPD Officers utilizing a nationally proven program. The program fee of $60.00 covers course materials and instructors. Registration is limited to ten students.
One in four teens has experienced cyberbullying, according to the latest research, and one in six teens admits to cyberbullying others. Many studies point to a strong link between bullying and suicide. Parents, teachers, and students need to recognize the dangers of bullying and learn how to help students who are most at risk.
The Sevierville Police Department's Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Class is a 9- 12 hour course for women. Participants will learn Preventative Techniques, Basic Self Defense, and Ground Defense. The class includes simulation training to practice the techniques taught by the instructors. All ages and ability levels are welcome.
Each year, SPD officers hold an Elder Watch Safety Event at the Senior Center in Sevierville. Officers provide information on topics including such as victim avoidance, elder abuse, and home security. To schedule a presentation for your group or organization, call 865-868-1697.