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Turn In Unused or Expired Medication For Safe Disposal

Jenkintown Police Department in cooperation with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office and the DEA will be accepting any unused prescription medications you would like to dispose of. Anyone can bring the medications to the Jenkintown Police Department on Saturday, 22 October from 10AM until 2 PM, 700 Summit Avenue, Jenkintown PA  19046. For more information please see the attached flyer here. Thank you.

Stop, Drop, and Roll Your Way to Fire Prevention Night

This week is Fire Prevention Week, and the Fire Departments of Jenkintown are hosting an event on Thursday, Oct. 13th, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. This event will be held on Greenwood Avenue between Leedom Street and York Road. This portion of Greenwood Avenue will be closed to allow for this event. It’s a great opportunity to teach kids about fire prevention, and a chance to meet and say thanks to our volunteers who work so hard for our community. For more information, please see the flyer here.

Please note both public parking lots will be open but only accessible from Leedom Street.

Halloween Seasonal Information

The Jenkintown Police Department would like to remind borough residents that threats made over social media or email are no joke. Regardless of the poster’s intent, and no matter how outlandish the subject matter, these communications must all be taken seriously and we have seen other districts and communities spend significant time and resources lately investigating these “pranks.” Parents should remind their children that any use of social media that could remotely be interpreted as a threat or attempt at intimidation is a crime, and that identifying the perpetrators is a relatively trivial matter.

We look forward to enjoying a safe and fun Halloween season in Jenkintown and we appreciate residents’ cooperation in this. If you have specific non-emergency concerns, please contact Jenkintown Police at (215) 884-1202.

Chili Cook-Off Rescheduled for October 22nd!

Due to expected rain showers on Saturday, the Recreation Board has POSTPONED the Chili Cook-Off to our rain date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016.

If you were previously registered as a chili or pie contestant, you should have already received a couple of emails about the postponement. You will have to re-register to be a contestant on the same website as This is so we can have an accurate count of contestants for the new date.

See you in the square on (a hopefully clear and sunny) Saturday, October 22!