Contact: Albert O'Leary
PBA Communications Director

or Joseph Mancini

November 24, 2008
For Immediate Release

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In advance of today's City Council hearings on the elimination of the January 2009 police cadet class for budgetary reasons, PBA president Pat Lynch has released the following statement:

“Reducing the size of the NYPD at a time when the city is struggling to increase its revenue stream makes absolutely no sense.  It is universally recognized that safe streets is the most important element to stimulating our economy and reducing the NYPD puts safety at risk.  Public safety is the most important investment the city can make during these difficult times.”