Car Seat Safety Inspection
According to a study by Chrysler, 96 percent of parents and caregivers believe their child safety seats are installed correctly. Still, NHTSA research shows that seven out of 10 children are improperly restrained, putting them at risk for severe injury or death in a crash. If you would like to have your car seat inspected for proper installation, contact the Bridgeport Police Department to make an appointment with Officer Crane, who attended training to become a certified NHTSA car seat inspector.
Are You OKAY? Program
This is a particular registry designed to check on the welfare of Bridgeport's elderly, disabled, or special needs citizens. This free service provides daily contact by Police Department personnel to monitor the welfare of citizens whose movement is impaired. Please fill out the attached form and turn it in the front lobby of the Police Department or fax it to 940-683-3431. Are You Okay Application (PDF)
Security Watch Program
Did you know that the Bridgeport Police Department offers free vacation house checks as a service to our residents? House check request forms are available in the Police Department lobby 24 hours a day. To qualify for a vacation house check, the following criteria must be met:
- No other person may be staying at the dwelling in the absence of the resident
- The resident's absence from the home must be more than three days and less than 14 days
- The residence must be a single-family dwelling
To request a Security Watch, please click the link, fill out the form and submit your request to the PD or by fax at 940-683-3431. Security Watch Request Form.
Each patrol officer is assigned a campus for which they provide special programs and mentoring to students. Collectively, officers spend 40 hours per month interacting with students.
Bridgeport Police / Volunteer Fire Department Halloween Safety Booth
The Police Department and Volunteer Fire Department provide treats, games, public information, and educational materials at the annual Halloween Booth on October 31.
Citizen Safety Exchange Zone
Located in front of the police facility, citizens will find a designated parking spot, under camera surveillance, to exchange items sold or purchased from social media or other internet sales sites. Additionally, parents may use the location for child custody exchange.
For additional information concerning any of the above programs, please get in touch with Holli Olmos at (940) 683-3434.