New York Daily News

July 3, 2014


 

NYPD will move nearly 400 cops from desk jobs to crime hot spots during summer

Many of the officers will come from areas of the department where cops usually don't walk a beat. They could be deployed for up to 90 days as part of the NYPD's 'Summer All-Out Program.'

BY TINA MOORE , THOMAS TRACY

Nearly 400 cops assigned to cool desk jobs will be dispatched to the city’s crime hot spots this summer, according to a memo from Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.

Many of the officers — who could be deployed for up to 90 days as part of the NYPD’s “Summer All-Out Program” — will come from areas of the department where cops usually don’t walk a beat, such as the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information’s office, the NYPD’s Legal Bureau and the department’s License Division.

“These (cops) will be temporarily assigned to patrol precincts and (housing units) to assist those commands in their crime suppression efforts,” the memo, dated Monday, ordered.

Bratton put his plan in place as shootings in the city jumped 8%. As of June 30, 521 shootings have been reported in the city — up from 482 during the same period in 2013. There were also 611 shooting victims, up from 554 in 2013 — a jump of 11%.