Be sure to give Abington P.D. a second look as you begin your police career!
If you’re the type of person who is seeking a rewarding career in law enforcement with a progressive, internationally accredited police agency, the Abington Township Police Department wants to hear from you!
"The Abington Police Department is like a close-knit family.”
- Officer Joe Blythe
Located in beautiful Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Abington P.D offers many opportunities for police applicants. Our sworn personnel work as Patrol Officers, Detectives, Juvenile Officers, Drug Investigators and Community Policing specialists.
Abington P.D. is committed to having a representative group of officers to provide the highest degree of professional law enforcement services in a community that is both growing and diverse.
"... it is a benefit to be a woman in law enforcement because of the unique qualities that women bring to a police department. At Abington, the gender differences don't inhibit the camaraderie I have with my male counterparts. I feel as much a part of the team as the male officers. - Detective Lisa Burton
The competitive salary and excellent benefits provided to Abington Police Officers help our personnel achieve their personal as well as professional goals. Tuition reimbursement, for example, lets officers pursue college or graduate courses, while those with degrees receive additional compensation for their educational achievements.
2012 Salary Data
- Starting Salary $58,192
- After 12 Months $62,231
- After 24 Months $66,544
- After 36 Months $71,159
- After 48 Months $76,095
- After 60 Months $81,367
And although there is no requirement that police officers live within the Township, new officers soon discover that the Abington community encompasses a variety of friendly, attractive neighborhoods. It is truly a great to place to live, work, and enjoy all of the cultural and recreational opportunities in the greater Philadelphia area.
What's more, Abington is also a great place to raise a family, with schools second to none. The Abington School District , which works in close partnership with the Police Department, has a remarkable record of achievement. The School District was recently cited by Money Magazine as one of the Top 100 School Districts in "towns you can afford."
So how can you join the Abington Police team?
APD conducts a competitive written test for police applicants once per year, usually in the fall. Applications typically become available in early August. Be sure to check our web site periodically to see if applications are being accepted.
In addition to the written exam, candidates need to pass a physical agility test and undergo an interview conducted by a panel of APD personnel. Following that, candidates must undergo a background investigation and polygraph exam, as well as medical and psychological examinations.
Qualified military veterans receive preference points as provided for in Pennsylvania Civil Service law. Newly hired officers without approved police training (Act 120) must attend a regional police academy at APD's expense. All uniforms and equipment are provided by the Police Department.
Is APD's hiring process demanding? Yes, but police officers play such an important role in the Abington community that we strive to select only the best. If that's you, welcome to the Abington P.D. team!
The Abington Township Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.