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GTSB Safe 4 Spring

March 10, 2009

Sheriff Ted Kamatchus announced today that the Marshall County Sheriff's office in cooperation with the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau, area business, and local schools will be conducting a weeklong project from April 11-18, 2009. The program entitled "Safe 4 Spring" is a comprehensive effort by the sheriff's office in promoting traffic safety through education and enforcement to reduce the number of traffic-related injuries and deaths incurred by the youth of Marshall County.

The program has numerous components aimed at promoting traffic safety. These components consist of extensive use of the media and public service announcements, educational talks in the schools, a safety seat checkpoint, extra patrol, and positive reinforcement.

Through this program students in local schools will be educated on age appropriate traffic safety issues. Parents will have an opportunity to attend a child safety seat checkpoint to ensure their children are being transported correct and as safe as possible. Drivers and passengers will be rewarded for proper use of seatbelts and increased visibility will serve as a reminder to buckle up. Area businesses that support the program will gain recognition as supporters of traffic safety in our community. Lastly, the media will play an active role in promoting traffic safety and recognition for those groups and businesses that take an active role in supporting the program.

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is headed up by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

Any civic groups or businesses interested in taking part of "Safe 4 Spring" should contact Deputy Wesley Beane at the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. (641-754-6380)

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Wes Beane
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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Child Safety Seat Checkup Event

June 24, 2021

On Sunday, June 27 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM child passenger safety technicians with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Marshalltown Police Department will be hosting a child seat safety checkup event at Fareway located at 102 W Anson St.  This event will be co-sponsored Fareway and Child Abuse Prevention Services of Marshalltown.  Technicians will be available to check child safety seats to make sure they properly fit the vehicle and child as well as ensuring correct and safe installation. They will also be checking seats to make sure they are not expired or recalled.   Techs will work with parents or caregivers to educate them on correct installation as well as offer tips to aid with proper installation.  They will also be able to answer general questions about child passenger safety.  This is a good opportunity to learn about different seat options and transitioning to different seats as your child grows and develops.  Informational handouts will be available for caregivers. 

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office to conduct special enforcement June 9 -12

June 8, 2021

Marshall County, Iowa – June 8th, 2021 – Father’s Day should be a time to celebrate, but it can also be one of the deadliest on the roads. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is joining Iowa’s statewide Traffic Fatality Reduction Task Force in an effort to reduce deaths on Iowa roadways. As part of that effort Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting a special enforcement initiative geared toward reduction of impaired drivers leading into Father’s Day week.
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