NYPD Seeing Thousands of Resignations
As crime rates continue rising, thousands of police officers in New York City are quitting the force. How many more officers across America will be doing the same?
From BizPac Review. Budget cut-bolstered attrition set the Big Apple up for a “dramatic turn for the worse” as police officers have turned in their badges in staggering numbers.
A microcosm of the managed decline seen at the national level, New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ (D) succession to Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) in putting leftist agendas ahead of basic safety and operations measurably set the city back decades. …
Reporting on the numbers through Oct. 31, 2023, the New York Post detailed that 2,516 officers had quit, “the fourth highest number in the past decade and 43% more than the 1,750 who hightailed it in 2018, before the pandemic and crime spikes hit the city.”
Of those, 1,040 were short of their 20 years of service for full pensions, a 104% increase from 2020, but down from the 1,524 the year prior.
Many departures were attributed to “inhumane amounts of forced overtime,” said Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Hendry who contended to the newspaper, “The workload is a leading factor driving people away from the job. If the NYPD is going to survive these staffing reductions, it cannot just keep squeezing cops for more hours.” …
Making matters worse, as part of Adams’ goal of 5% budget cuts to make up for hundreds of millions spent covering the expense of putting illegals up in hotels, the next five Police Academy classes were reportedly canceled. As a result, the force was expected to drop to around 29,000 officers through attrition by the end of fiscal year 2025, a size unseen since the mid-90s. …
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(Excerpt from BizPac Review. Photo Credit: Jusdevoyage on Unsplash)
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