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Abington Township’s Information Technology department is responsible for overseeing the township's computers and mobile devices, the government access channel and it’s online content, email systems, cybersecurity, electronic records, telecommunications, and other information systems and technology-related operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

The department's duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • To develop and maintain the township's computerized hardware and software, and telecommunications systems.
  • Provide hardware and software support for all township employees.
  • To serve as administrator of Township computer networks and ensure the security of its electronic records.
  • Work with other Township departments and the Police Department to assist them in their technological needs in their missions of servicing the residents of Abington Township.
  • To develop and maintain the township’s government access channel and produce content for it
  • To train township employees and members of boards and commissions in the operation of computer systems.
  • To maintain peripheral equipment such as printers/copiers, wireless devices and A/V equipment to assist in presentations and meetings at township facilities.
  • To develop short and long term plans for the Township’s adoption of technology in service of its mission.
  • Work with the Township Manager’s Office to set operating and capital budgets for all technology related purchases.

Additional Details

  • Abington Township’s Comcast Channel 43 / Verizon 24 is run out of a production room on the 2nd floor of the Township building. We broadcast our Public Works, Administrative Code & Land Use, Public Safety, Public Affairs and Board of Commissioners meetings, as well as additional meetings and events of public interest. Information on our television channel can be found here.
  • The IT Department maintains over 200 servers/computers/laptops/mobile devices spread across the township’s 430 full-time employees, as well as their email accounts and other devices.
  • The IT department maintains multiple secure databases spanning information related to our financials, police records, public works and code enforcement records and others.
  • The IT Department aims to budget out it’s departmental needs several years in advance, taking into account new and changing technologies where they may be useful.
  • The IT department also serves technology needs at additional sites besides the township building such as our parks, waste water treatment plant, public works yards and Briar Bush Nature Center.