About the Abington Police Department

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Abington Township Police Department is a State and Internationally Accredited Police Agency with an authorized strength of 92 Officers and a total workforce of 160 employees.  The Department is supported by an annual budget of over 20 million dollars. In 2018 the Department responded to 43,709 calls for service and handled 996 Part I Offenses which are the offenses that the FBI classifies as most serious.  351 individuals were arrested for committing a Part I Offense.  The Department investigated 1,976 Part II Offenses.  A total of 1,182 were charged with a Part II Offense.  The Department issued 6,383 traffic citations, 6,618 warnings for traffic violations, and investigated 1,500 traffic accidents.

A Message from the Chief of Police, Patrick Molloy

Chief Molloy HeadshotThe men and women of the Abington Township Police Department are honored and privileged to serve and protect this great community.  As an organization, we remain committed to the philosophy of community-oriented policing, knowing that we cannot perform our duties effectively without the trust of our citizens.  Sir Robert Peel, who is known as “The Father of Modern Policing,” outlined the foundation of policing in two of his 9 Policing Principles back in 1829.

“To recognize always that the power of the police to fulfill their functions and duties is dependent on public approval of their existence, actions and behavior, and on their ability to secure and maintain public respect. To maintain at all times a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and that the public are the police, the police being the only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”

These fundamentals continue to guide the members of our Department and our profession today, as we strive to meet the values and expectations of our community.  We also strive to always put the needs of the community first as we work together to build a relationship based upon mutual respect and trust. Our officers work every day to improve the quality of life for all our citizens, while faithfully performing their duties in accordance with the United States Constitution, the International Code of Police Ethics, and all federal, state and local laws. “To Protect and Serve with PRIDE” has been our motto for decades, and we remain dedicated to the following core values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Esprit De Corps. I am proud of the work that all members of this Department do on a daily basis.  As the Chief of Police for the Township of Abington, I am committed to these values, principles and goals, and I welcome an open dialogue with residents, business owners, and other members of this wonderful community in an effort to better serve you.

Thank you,

Patrick Molloy, Chief of Police


Get to Know Us

Mission Statement
Accrediation and Recoginition
Community Partnerships and Programs

Organizational Structure 

Patrol Division
Detective Division
Community Policing Division
Adminstrative Division
Emergency Management and Planning
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DARE graduation
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