After years of abuse at the hands of the city’s elected officials, no one is surprised that NYPD officers are quitting the force. Politicians in the Big Apple have shown officers that they care more about criminals than about enabling police to do their jobs. Now, 2,465 police officers have filed to quit the force before they even earn a pension. That’s a 42% increase compared to the same time in 2021. The NY Post reports:
Ever-growing exodus figures show 2,465 police officers have filed to leave the department this year — 42% more than the 1,731 who exited at the same time last year, according to the latest pension fund stats obtained by The Post.
More disturbing is the fact that the number of cops hanging up their holsters early — before reaching 20 years for a full pension — has skyrocketed 71% this year from the year before (1,098 from 641).
NYPD Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said the so-called “voluntary quits” are driving the “stampede” — and not a big academy class that graduated in 2022, as claimed last month by Chief of Department Kenneth Corey.
“We have had retirement waves caused by large academy classes before — they were nothing like this,” said Lynch.
“This exodus is the result of cops in the prime of their careers deciding they have had enough. … The NYPD should stop trying to explain this staffing crisis away. Admit there’s a problem and help us fix it,” he said.
In June, The Post reported that more than 1,500 officers had either resigned or retired.
Officers usually work 20 years or more to collect their full pension, which can equate to 50% of their final three years’ average salary.
Being New York’s Finest has lost its luster for many of the rank and file, who have endured anti-cop hostility, bail reform, rising crime and the city’s vaccination mandate — currently on pause.
Action Line: Many police and their families are worried that Soros-funded DAs and politicians are putting criminals ahead of officers. New York isn’t the only city where officers are fleeing the force. Remember Chicago? And Seattle? Police are quitting in cities across the country where politicians choose criminals over the officers. If you live in one of those cities, it’s time to look for a better America. Find a new home in one of my Super States. If you need help getting motivated to improve your family’s situation, click here to subscribe to my free monthly Survive & Thrive letter. I’ll push you to make the right choices for your family’s personal and financial security.
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