City Budget Agreement Will Enable NYPD To Hire 200 Civilians To Enable More Street Policing

As part of yesterday’s announced budget agreements for the 2015 fiscal year, the City Council secured $6.2 million to hire 200 Police Administrative aides to free 200 Police Officers from desk jobs. These officers will immediately be deployed to patrol and enforcement functions, ensuring the NYPD will continue to have the resources they need to succeed.

“By civilianizing positions in the New York City Police Department, this budget agreement will make 200 more uniformed officers available to protect the safety of all New Yorkers – especially public housing residents – and is a valuable step toward reducing street crime and gun violence in our City,” said Bronx Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, Chair of the Council Committee on Public Safety. “Under this agreement 200 more civilians will be hired at the NYPD and I want to thank Mayor de Blasio, Council Speaker Mark-Viverito and all of the staff who were truly committed to making this important agreement a reality.”

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