Due to the anti police climate created by citizens and reinforced by officials in America, the NYPD is experiencing an epidemic of officers retiring or resigning.
The New York Post reported:
“More than 5,300 NYPD uniformed officers retired or put in their papers to leave in 2020 — a 75 percent spike from the year before, department data show.
The exodus — amid the pandemic, anti-cop hostility, riots and a skyrocketing number of NYC shootings — saw 2,600 officers say goodbye to the job and another 2,746 file for retirement, a combined 5,346.”
This situation is not good for anyone. Some may believe this to be a good thing, but in reality it just produces more dangerous situations for the city in general.
Those who want officers to lay down their badges and weapons due to complications with a few officers fail to realize that some day their life may be in danger. If the police force doesn’t exist, or is greatly reduced the likelihood of someone coming to their rescue is greatly reduced.
The number of officers who have retired or showed intentions to do so account for 15% of the force. A massive reduction.