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NYPD Adding 1,000 Patrol Officers at No Extra Cost to the City

June 23, 2014  | 

About 1,000 more cops will soon be out on patrol — at no extra cost to the city — Police Commissioner Bill Bratton told the Daily News.

The City Council had recently called for the hiring of 1,000 new cops at a cost of $94 million — something both Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio opposed.

Instead, under terms of a budget agreement reached Thursday, the city will spend $6 million to hire 200 civilian workers for desk jobs currently done by officers. Those cops will then be moved into enforcement roles.

And Bratton has plans for several more ways to put officers on the streets without additional cost, inluding reassigning officers on consolidated task forces and waiting for 600 officers to graduate from the police academy in two weeks.

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Jason @ 6/23/2014 3:26 PM

I am not good at math so please forgive me. "1,000 patrol officers at no extra cost to the city", but only 200 civilians are taking over jobs formerly conducted by officers. Are they saying it took 1,000 officers to do the job 200 civilians can do? Or is this only one phase of a larger plan? If it costs 6 mil to hire the civilians then that should be the cost, right. I never did get NY math

Deadman @ 6/23/2014 3:41 PM

Not trying to rain on NYs parade,but doesn't that violate contract by hiring civilans to put into police jobs,maybe state or federal labor law.Don't those jobs have to be filled by police department employees from the agreed upon union,i wion the same arguement in Ohio,that job is represented by police union and belongs to union members only.

Capt. Crunch @ 6/23/2014 4:14 PM

Does all this really matter, the mayor wouldn't let them do their job anyway.

Mike Check @ 6/23/2014 4:33 PM

Wait until they start retiring because they have to do REAL police work.

TheRookie @ 6/23/2014 7:03 PM

Don't believe they will have to do much work now that DeBlasio is in charge. He's as anti-Cop as one comes.

TheRookie @ 6/23/2014 7:03 PM

Don't believe they will have to do much work now that DeBlasio is in charge. He's as anti-Cop as one comes.

KevCopAz @ 6/23/2014 9:33 PM

Well said folks! Agree 100%! The Mayor wont enforce any laws that will offend anyone (read OBAMA) and obviously if 200 civilians can do the "work" that the 1000 cops were doing, either they are GREAT hard working civilians or those 1000 cops are so lazy they should be fired anyway! I wonder how many more are doing such "vital work" and could be replaced by civilians? I also guess that there are more supervisors on that department (high brass especially) that could get the boot and save tax payers a huge amount of $ too. If they have 30,000 Cops now perhaps we could get rid of them all and would only need 6,000 civilians to replace them (ha ha=JOKE!)

RetUSAFwasSP @ 6/24/2014 12:37 PM

Read the whole thing guys. Replacing 200 cops with civilians, waiting for 600 to graduate their acadmey in 2 weeks, will pull other officers from various consolidated task forces.

SnowCop @ 6/24/2014 4:34 PM

I think the math works like this. 200 Admin Officers will be reassigned to enforcement duties and replaced by civilians. Add the 600 from the Academy graduating in a few weeks Then officers assiged to federal task forces, etc will be reassigned back to NYPD only positions. I'm guessing there are around 200.
200+600+200= 1000
My agency just did the samething. Many retired as they did not want to do any real police work. Others were placed in supervisory positions on the street and have been screwing things up like crazy, because they have been out of the game for so long.

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