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NYPD has smallest police force since 1990
« on: May 19, 2024, 09:41:42 PM »
NYPD has smallest police force since 1990

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has lost nearly 200 officers a month this past year and has reached its lowest number of officers since 1990. 

According to data obtained by the New York Post, there are currently 33,695 officers on the force, and it is getting worse as the agency has seen an eleven percent increase in retirements.

The data shows that 566 officers retired in the first four months of this year compared to 508 over the same period last year. On top of that, 257 cops quit the force before reaching the usual 20 years before retirement since the beginning of the year. 

NYPD Union president Patrick Hendry with the Police Benevolent Association told the outlet, "New York City police officers’ workload has exploded over the past several months, and the staffing is still nowhere close to keeping up." He added, "From the daily protest details to additional patrols in the subway, our members are beyond exhausted already, and summertime crime spikes are just around the corner." 

"Squeezing cops for even more overtime hours is not a solution," Hendry said. "It will just send even more of them running for the exits.”

Early 1990s was a bad time for New York City.
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