NYPD officers resigning in record numbers in 2023
NYPD pension data shows that there has been a 117% jump in resignations since 2021.
New York City police officers are resigning at a record level in 2023, documents show.
"The NYPD staffing emergency is approaching the point of no return," Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said in a statement.
According to information and data obtained by the New York Post, 239 officers resigned from the force in January and February, a spike of 36% over the same period from last year. NYPD pension data shows that there has been a 117% jump in resignations since 2021.
A veteran NYPD officer told The Post that the department needs to be "rebuilt from the ground up."
"It's not just politics and poor pay," the officer explained.
"Precinct cops are being forced to work an inhumane amount of overtime, including on their days off, while being penalized for minor uniform and administrative infractions," the officer told The Post.
They are also leaving, according to the outlet, "because of what they consider anti-cop politics, woke bail reform policies that make criminal justice a revolving door and low wages."
According to some officers, the NYPD pension isn't enough incentive to stay in the department.
Statistics show that if the rate stays consistent, 1,400 cops are projected to resign in 2023 before they qualify for retirement.