Contact: Albert O'Leary
PBA Communications Director
212-298-9190

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

November 24, 2008
For Immediate Release




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BUDGET

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.”

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