200 Cops Quit Here Every Month

(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – The number of NYPD officers currently employed is at its lowest point in over three decades, with approximately 200 officers departing monthly, according to a report.

As per data reviewed by The New York Post, the present headcount stands at 33,695, a mere increase of 154 from the previous year and the smallest since 1990 when the count was 32,451, according to the department’s statistics and information from the city’s Independent Budget Office.

The situation has deteriorated this year with an 11% increase in retirements.

As of April, 566 officers have retired, up from 508 in the same period last year, per NYPD pension records.

This year, 823 officers have left the department, with 257 resigning before reaching the 20 years of service needed for a full pension.

Notably, on a single Thursday, 27 officers resigned, with many reportedly joining the higher-paying Nassau Police Department, according to police sources.

The NYPD’s largest police union has expressed serious concerns.

“New York City police officers’ workload has exploded over the past several months, and the staffing is still nowhere close to keeping up,” declared Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Hendry.

“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. It will just send even more of them running for the exits,” he added.

The NYPD has been managing an overwhelming number of protests, with 2,400 since October 7, averaging 12 protests daily. Officers frequently have their shifts extended to handle these events.

The union has advocated for a trial of flexible schedules in select precincts, which would involve officers working longer hours but fewer days.

An officer, who preferred anonymity fearing repercussions, shared that he retired in January after two decades due to the burdensome long hours, prevalent anti-police sentiment, and bail reform laws that hindered his ability to perform his duties effectively.

“When I first got on the job there was a certain level of respect for the police officer. In regards to no-bail, these guys know they can punch a cop and be let out the next day. There’s no consequences. So, a lot of cops are like, ‘What the hell are we doing?’” said John, a 42-year-old assigned to the Bronx.

For him, retirement felt as if “somebody lifted an elephant and took it off [my shoulders].”

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