Police Union Officials Say NYPD In A Staffing Crisis

    Police union officials say the NYPD is in a staffing crisis. 

    The NYPD is understaffed by thousands, and officers are leaving by the hundreds every month, according to the NYC Police Benevolent Association. They say long-term solutions are needed.   

    In 2023, New York City had 33,541 active police officers – that’s more than a 3.5% decrease from 10 years prior.  The PBA says that the number of officers is lower than when David Dinkins was mayor in the early 90’s, when the population was also lower.  The early salary for an officer in New York City is around $50,000 vs. $100,000 for state troopers. 

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