Why Abington

Montgomery County is located in southeast Pennsylvania, adjacent to the city of Philadelphia. The county is comprised of 482 square miles and has a population of over 672,000 people. Montgomery County and its communities offer a wide and diverse range of housing, employment, cultural and recreational opportunities.

Police hiring is controlled by Civil Service rules which require a written test and oral interview. In addition, candidates must pass a physical agility test and undergo a thorough background investigation. Testing occurs approximately every 12 months and is advertised in local newspapers as well as on our web site: www.abingtonpd.org.

The Abington Township Police Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minority applicants to apply for its police officer openings.

Abington Police Department’s 92-officer force is one of the largest, most progressive suburban police agencies in the Commonwealth. Abington Police Department is both a State and Internationally Accredited agency. Officers in Abington enjoy a wide variety of career opportunities in the Patrol, Detective, Community Policing and Administrative Divisions. The Department also has a SWAT Team, K-9, Drug Enforcement Unit, D.A.R.E., Bike Patrol Unit, Juvenile Task Force, and Crisis Negotiation Unit. Sworn personnel can also specialize as School Resource Officers, Juvenile Officers, Field Training Officers, Accident Investigators, and Crime Prevention Specialists.