Jenkintown Police Union Rejects Any Plan To Dissolve Borough’s Police Department

The Jenkintown Police Benevolent Association (JPBA), which represents the borough’s ten full-time officers in ongoing contract negotiations, is opposing any consideration to dissolve the Jenkintown Police Department.

Borough officials have embraced the idea of contracting with neighboring townships like Abington or Cheltenham as a more cost-effective alternative.

JPBA President Anthony Matteo said the union believes there will be a human cost if the borough chooses to ax its department to save dollars.

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