As­sess­ment set


The Abing­ton Town­ship Po­lice De­part­ment is cur­rently seek­ing in­ter­na­tional reac­cred­i­ta­tion from the Com­mis­sion on Ac­cred­i­taWLRn IRr /Dw (nIRrFHPHnW Agen­cies Inc.

The de­part­ment vol­un­tar­ily agreed to ap­ply for its ini­tial in­ter­na­tional ac­cred­i­ta­tion which was awarded in 2004 and has suc­cess­fully un­der­gone reac­cred­i­ta­tion ev­ery three years since that WLPH. 7hH CA/(A DFFrHGL­ta­tion sys­tem and process serve as the pre­em­i­nent blue­print for pro­fes­sional law en­force­ment agen­cies.

From De­cem­ber 2 to 5, a team of law en­force­ment as­ses­sors rep­re­sent­ing CA/(A wLOO bH FRnGuFWLnJ Dn on-site as­sess­ment of the Abing­ton Po­lice De­part­ment to de­ter­mine whether it is in com­pli­ance with more WhDn 400 CA/(A VWDnGDrGV in four ar­eas of op­er­a­tions: poli­cies and pro­ce­dures, ad­min­is­tra­tion, op­er­a­tions and sup­port ser­vices.

As part of this process, the gen­eral pub­lic and po­lice per­son­nel will be of­fered sev­eral op­por­tu­ni­ties to pro­vide com­ments on Abing­ton po­lice ser­vices. Lo­cal phone line 267-5361084 will be open Dec. 3 be­tween 2 and 4 p.m. for a phone-in pub­lic in­for­ma­tion ses­sion. Those who wish to speak in per­son may at­tend a pub­lic in­for­ma­tion ses­sion be­gin­ning at 5 p.m., Dec. 3 Ln WhH VHFRnG-flRRr RI WhH Abing­ton Town­ship Build­ing, 1176 Old York Road. In both cases, mem­bers of the as­sess­ment team will lis­ten to com­ments.

All com­ments, both by phone and in per­son, are lim­ited to 10 min­utes and must ad­dress the Abing­ton Town­ship Po­lice De­part­ment’s abil­ity to com­ply wLWh CA/(A’V VWDnGDrGV Ln per­form­ing ser­vices. A copy RI WhH 6WDnGDrGV IRr /Dw (nforce­ment Agen­cies Man­ual is avail­able at the records room win­dow at the po­lice sta­tion and at the town­ship re­cep­tion desk. Per­sons with ques­tions re­gard­ing the ac­cred­i­ta­tion pro­gram can con­tact Abing­ton’s Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Man­ager Lt. Michael Gal­lagher at 267-536-1104 or the Com­mis­sion on AcFrHGLWDWLRn IRr /Dw (nIRrFH­ment Agen­cies Inc. at 1-703352-4225.

Writ­ten com­ments on Abing­ton Po­lice ser­vices FDn bH PDLOHG WR CA/(A, 13575 Heath­cote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.

Li­brary outreach

State Rep. Thomas Murt, R-152, will be­gin a con­stituent outreach pro­gram for res­i­dents who can­not get to hLV HDWbRrR RI­fiFH.

Be­gin­ning in Novem­ber and fol­low­ing on the sec­ond Thurs­day of ev­ery month, Murt or a mem­ber of his staff will be at the Huntingdon Val­ley Li­brary, 625 Red Lion Road in Huntingdon Val­ley, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Staff mem­bers will have lit­er­a­ture avail­able dur­ing the outreach hours to help res­i­dents with what­ever prob­lems or ques­tions they have.

Res­i­dents can walk in at any time dur­ing the des­ig­nated pe­riod, and can con­tact Murt’s district RI­fiFH DW 215-674-3755 or stop by at 19 S. York Road, Hat­boro.

In­for­ma­tion is also avail­able by vis­it­ing Murt’s web­site at and by fol­low­ing him on Face­book at Face­book. com/RepMurt.

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