New York Post
July 6, 2007

Letter to the Editor

The problem facing the NYPD is an inability to keep senior police officers on the job and to attract new ones.

The solution is to raise the top pay to a level competitive with the pay offered by neighboring police departments.

The city needs to develop a plan that will increase our pay to competitive levels over a number of years.

That's the only way to keep fully-trained senior officers patrolling our streets while attracting new ones for the future.

Failure to do that puts all the economic benefits that safe streets have brought New York at risk.

This may become Bloomberg's legacy.

Patrick J. Lynch
President, PBA