Police officers in New York City are resigning at a record-breaking pace this year, according to new data analyzed by the New York Post.
In the first two months of 2023, 239 officers left the New York City Police Department, substantially more than the 176 who left in 2022 and the 110 who left in 2021 during the same time period.
“The NYPD staffing emergency is approaching the point of no return,” Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said. “We are losing cops to better pay and benefits in other policing jobs almost every day.”
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Officers have said that poor working conditions, pay, and politics have all contributed to the large number of officers leaving the force.
“Precinct cops are being forced to work an inhumane amount of overtime,
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