Slide 1

  • Prior to the early 1900’s, Police Departments in rural Montgomery County did not exist. Prior to 1900,  constables and private watchmen were hired to protect the estates in rural Abington and Cheltenham Townships
  • In 1887, Citizens from Abington and Cheltenham formed a joint “Anti-Tramp Association”. They hired 5 constables armed with clubs to patrol the area.

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