Dozens of fed-up NYPD officers have fled the department to go work for Long Island’s Nassau County Police Department, citing an increasingly anti-police climate in the city and underwhelming pay.

The approximately 50 now-former NYPD officers, many of whom had less than five years on the job, have jumped ship since Friday even though it meant taking a pay cut in the short term, law enforcement sources told the New York Post.

“They are going to a department where they will be better appreciated by their community, local politicians and district attorneys who still value the job they do protecting innocent people and property over criminals,” said one source, explaining the tradeoff.

Despite the initial cut, the newly minted Nassau cops will also end up making more money in the long run, sources said, only sweetening the deal.

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