NYPD Can Hire 128 More Officers With Federal Funding Money


nypdThe New York Police Department will be allowed to hire at least 128 new police officers using federal funding under a deal brokered by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. The department will then promote more experienced officers to beef up the department’s elite anti-terror units for work in the subways. The previous federal rules restricted NYPD to hiring new officers only for anti-terrorism. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly argued it made more sense to hire rookies for regular duty and promote experienced officers to elite units.

Schumer says the department will get millions in federal economic recovery funding. The exact figure hasn’t been decided and it must be officially approved. {NewYorkNow/Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. What people don’t know is that Bloomberg took away thousednds of cops Guliani put in.I’m not making this up ask any cop and he will tell you. He cut the city budget by making our streets less safe and having more drunks laying around on our streets in Brooklyn. Its a fact. Gulani got that brown bag law, Bloomberg is not inforcing it. He dosn’t have the amount of police Guliani had
    He says the streets are safer we hear about a lot more shootings latly.