Abington Citizen’s Police Academy

The Abington Township Police Department is looking for local residents that might be interested in learning “how a crime scene is investigated or how many hours of training it takes to become a K9 Officer.”

“The Citizen’s Police Academy is designed to teach citizens about the training, policies, and guiding principles of law enforcement and ethics that shape Abington Township Police Department,” according to a statement from the Police Department.  “Taught by Abington officers and members of other agencies, participants will learn about crime scene investigation, the police K9 unit, SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics), accident investigation, use of force, and more.”

Residents of Abington Township and nearby communities are able to participate in the Citizen’s Police Academy.


These two photographs, as well as the top photograph, are from the Citizen’s Police Academy in 2018.


According to the Abington Township Police Department, “This program will be held at our Public Safety Training Facility (located at 2200 Florey Lane) on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM for eight weeks beginning March 6th and running through April 24th.  Residents of Abington and surrounding communities are eligible to attend.  Participants will have a graduation ceremony on the final night where they will receive a certificate of completion.  There is no homework and it’s free to participate.”

Both Sergeant Roger Gillispie and Community Service Officer David Rondinelli are able to answer questions about the Citizen’s Police Academy.  Sergeant Gillispie can be reach by email or by telephone at 267-536-1077, while Mr. Rondinelli can be reached by email or by telephone at  267-536-1082.


The photographs are provided courtesy of the Abington Township Police Department, 2018.