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The Abington Police Department is accepting applications for per-diem Matrons. 

 

This is an on-call, un-benefited position that will remain open until filled.  Any female wishing to apply to this position shall complete the attached application and forward it to Deputy Chief Christopher Cutter.  All questions can be directed to ccutter@abingtonpolice.org.   

A. SUMMARY
The primary duty of a police matron is to assist, search and monitor all female prisoners who are held for any length of time in the holding facility of the Abington Police Department. The matron must be a female and works under supervision of the Officer-in-Charge of the station. All matrons must, at a minimum have training in search techniques that will be provided by the department, participate in relevant legal and policy updates regarding searches, suicide prevention and emergency procedures for the holding facility.
B. GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES {33.7.2}
It is the policy of the Abington Police Department to make every reasonable attempt to use a trained police matron when monitoring and searching female prisoners.
1. Whenever a female is arrested a police matron shall be called unless a female police officer is on duty and the court is open so that the female officer can transport and/or accompany the prisoner to the courthouse. Reference should be made to the following policies/procedure:
2. Matrons are to search females under the direction of the Officer-in-Charge and in accordance with the training provided them.
3. Matrons are to visually monitor the prisoner(s) every fifteen (15) minutes and record electronically their visual observation of the prisoner(s) outside the cell using the alarm input buttons (previously watchtour).
4. Matrons should remain alert and attentive to the prisoner and shall remain in the cell area except for short breaks as allowed by the Officer-in-Charge.
5. Matrons are to communicate to the dispatcher and/or a police officer any apparent medical needs of the prisoner and any other significant information regarding the status of the prisoner or at the requests of the prisoner.
6. Any emergency situation shall be reported immediately to dispatch.
7. Matrons are not to open the cell door for a female prisoner without a police officer present except to perform emergency medical care and only then after having first notified dispatch of the emergency.
8. Matrons are not trained or permitted to use physical restraints such as handcuffs on prisoners.
9. Matrons are not required to wear a uniform and are not sworn law enforcement officers.
10.  Matrons may perform other duties as requested by the Chief of Police.
C. TRAINING
A. Training will be in accordance with Municipal Police Training Committee, if no standards exist from MPTC, the standard for training shall be set by the Chief of Police.
B. Minimum training for matrons shall consist of search techniques, suicide prevention training, emergency evacuation procedures, use of fire extinguishers, and familiarization with the holding facility and door security.
C. Training records shall be maintained by the Deputy Chief of Police.
D. Matrons work under the direct supervision of the Officer-in-Charge.
The Abington Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age or the presence of medical conditions or disabilities in which reasonable accommodations may be made.  

 

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“The Abington Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
All applicants will be considered without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin,
age, and marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job related medical condition or handicap,
or any other legally protected status within applicable Federal and State guidelines or statutes.