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Programs


The following programs are offered to the public through the Montgomery Township Police Department. If you would like more information on any of these programs, please contact the department at 215-362-2301 or email police@montgomerytwp.org.

 

Car Seat Checks

The Montgomery Township Police Department provides residents with the opportunity to receive instruction on the proper method and procedure for installing children’s car seats.  This service is provided by Department personnel certified in Child Passenger Safety.

 

Canine Demonstrations

The Montgomery Township Police Department Canine Unit provides demonstrations to school and civic groups. During these demonstrations the handlers introduce the canines to the public and demonstrate the abilities of canine for law enforcement. 

 

Citizens Police Academy

Members of the police department in conjunction with the Community Policing Unit conduct an annual Citizens Police Academy consisting of a fourteen week program that is designed to educate the community about the operations of the Police Department.

 

Child Fingerprinting

The Montgomery Township Police Department will provide residents with the opportunity to have their children fingerprinted and photographed for identification purposes. Upon completion, residents are provided with an identification card containing the fingerprints and photograph.

 

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)

DARE is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children at the elementary education level how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. In 2014 members of the Department presented the DARE program to over 250 4th grade students at Bridle Path Elementary, Montgomery Elementary, and Mary, Mother of the Redeemer School.

 

Drug Take Back Program

The Drug Take Back Program aim is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. In 2013 the Department co-sponsored two Drug Take Back Events with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Over 250 pounds of prescription medication was collected in Montgomery Township and turned over to the DEA for disposal.

 

Junior Police Academy

Since 1998 the Montgomery Township Police Department has sponsored an annual Junior Police Academy as a way for officers to foster positive relationships with children in our community and introduce them to the wide variety of careers within the emergency services field.  In 2014 the Department conducted our 17th Junior Police Academy in August at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer School.  A total of 63 cadets from ages 6 to 12 completed our two day Academy.

 

National Night Out

National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event held on the first Tuesday of August to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie. In 2014, Montgomery Township’s National Night Out was held at Target in the Montgomery Square Shopping Center. Activities include various demonstrations by emergency service personnel, giveaways, food, and prizes.

 

Police Week Celebration

In 1962, President Kennedy declared the 3rd week of May as Police Week, paying special recognition to law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. In May of 2014 the Montgomery Township Police Department commemorated Police Week with a daylong celebration at Montgomery Mall. This celebration includes child fingerprinting, giveaways, equipment displays, and demonstrations by our Canine Unit and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Departments Bomb Squad. 

 

Security Surveys

As a service to our residents and business community the Montgomery Township Police Department provides a Security Survey at no cost. The Survey addresses ways to improve the physical security of your property, discuss crime prevention strategies and collect emergency contact information. 

 

Station Tours

Montgomery Township Police Department welcomes civic and student groups to tour our police station. Tours learn about the responsibilities of the station, Department personnel, and learn about some of the equipment the officers carry. Tours are offered by appointment only.

 

Public Seminars

As a service to our community the Montgomery Township Police Department provides public seminars to address pressing issues and concerns relative to topics and trends in law enforcement.

 


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