A new poll of nearly 6,000 NYPD officers found that more than half wished they took another civil service test after the last two years of being berated by Democratic politicians.
A whopping 80% of NYPD officers, detectives, sergeants, lieutenants, and captains are hesitant to aggressively fight crime because of the ramifications of criminal liability, being sued, or being unfairly disciplined.
This is the New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has created and we are all suffering because of it.
And the future under Mayor-elect Eric Adams does not look any rosier with 79% of the respondents saying that they don’t think New York will be safer in two years.
“The city is absolutely not safe at all. Bail reform. Criminals being released. Everyone knows what’s going on,” a veteran cop said.
Not only did 56 percent of cops say they wouldn’t put on the badge if they had to do it all over again, but a majority feel the public disrespects (46 percent agree, 42 percent disagree) and distrusts (44 to 41 percent) them.
“New York City police officers are well past our breaking point, and Mayor de Blasio and the outgoing City Council are still piling on with policies that punish cops and erode public safety,” said Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch. “The intolerable environment and our substandard pay has every cop looking to get out as soon as they can,” he told The New York Post.
While many officers are biding their time until retirement, a new report shows that 15% of the NYPD put in their papers in 2020. That’s more than 5,300 police staff walking out the door.