Report shows that more than 79% of the NYPD are scared of fighting crime. The New York Post maintained that a survey of NYPD officers indicated that more than half of those polled wished they had never joined the department and 80% are scared of fighting crime.
The survey showed that 56 percent of cops would not become police officers again if given the option, 46 percent believe the public “disrespects” them, and 44 percent believe the public “distrusts” them. Seventy-nine percent of the 5,935 people polled believe New York will be no safer in two years.Another 73% of the officers polled said the public had a negative opinion of the NYPD. 80% indicated that cops are scared of fighting crime.
A cop named Dan said “My retirement date is next month.” “I’m dying to get out of here.” According to the poll, 80 percent of officers, detectives, sergeants, lieutenants, and captains are afraid of “aggressively battling crime” because of the “fear of criminal culpability, being sued, or being wrongly penalized.”
“New York City police officers have reached their breaking point, and Mayor de Blasio and the departing City Council continue to pile on with policies that penalize policemen and destroy public safety,” said Patrick Lynch, President of the Police Benevolent Association.
“Because of the awful working conditions and low salaries, every officer is seeking a way out as quickly as possible.”
However, according to Chron, NYPD officer’s beginning salary is roughly $42,500, with the possibility of reaching six figures after five years. The poll was presented “in an effort to evaluate how we can better ourselves as a department — both internally and in terms of policing New York City,” according to NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea.
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