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Dem City Sees Over 2,500 Police Officers Turn In Their Badges

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Mass exodus of police officers strikes NYC.

2,500 officers

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Over 2,500 officers left the New York Police Department in 2023, with workload being a leading factor driving people away from the job.

Over 1,000 officers quit

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The department saw over 1,000 officers quit before being eligible for their pension, and the Democratic Mayor announced a hiring freeze to address the city’s growing issues.

Reasons for leaving

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Officers cited long work hours and exhaustion due to protests as reasons for leaving.

Patrick Hendry

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Police Benevolent Association president Patrick Hendry said, “The workload is a leading factor driving people away from the job.”

If the NYPD is going to survive

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“If the NYPD is going to survive these staffing reductions, it cannot just keep squeezing cops for more hours,” added Hendry.

Planning on leaving

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“I keep in contact with the guys that I was in the police academy with and we all have the same notion,” an officer said to the NY Post. “I think maybe 95 percent of us are planning on leaving,” he added.

14 hours a day

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A second officer said, “We’ve been working an average of about 13 to 14 hours a day with a lot of the protests happening in the city.”

Enough is enough

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“Enough is enough,” he declared. “I’ll have maybe one day off for the week and I’m so tired from work I don’t want to do anything,” lamented the officer.

Reached its lowest

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The NYPD’s force has reached its lowest level since the mid-90s.

City-wide budget cuts

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City-wide budget cuts by Mayor Eric Adams were implemented to deal with its multi-billion-dollar migrant crisis.

Police academy

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The 2024 financial plan has canceled the next five police academy classes.

Roughly 4,500 officers

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Roughly 4,500 officers are expected to leave their ranks within the next 18 months.

Also in the firing line

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Firefighters are also in the firing line. “The defund the police crowd’s woke dream has come true. We were fed a line of BS that the wave of migrants would be a benefit to the city. Now we are defunding the police to pay for their beds,” Council Republican Minority Leader, Joe Borelli, said.

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