Alexi Rosenfeld / Getty ImagesNYPD hats are seen hanging on a fence near City Hall Park on July 26, 2020, in New York City. (Alexi Rosenfeld / Getty Images)
By Jake Dima
Published October 17, 2020 at 8:53am
The New York City Police Department, the largest police force in the nation, has seen a nearly 90 percent increase in retirements so far this year, according to Fox News.
Around 2,400 officers had filed for retirement as of Oct. 6, compared to around 1,300 during the same time frame in 2019, marking an 87 percent increase, an NYPD spokesperson told Fox.
Additionally, a total of 372 officers had resigned as of Oct. 6.
“The NYPD has seen a surge in the number of officers filing for retirement,” the spokesperson said.
“While the decision to retire is a personal one and can be attributed to a range of