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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

March 17, 2016




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SHOULD POLICE OFFICERS FILL
IN FOR ABSENT SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS?

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“The police department is called the agency of last resort because whenever problems arises, be it crime in homeless shelters, terrorist threats, animal abuse, child services or crossing children near schools it is the police who are called in to solve the problem and protect those who cannot protect themselves.  We do not shrink from that responsibility, we embrace it.   However, the City needs to hire more officers — we are 6,000 down from Safe Street, Safe City levels — if we are to continue to insure the safety of all the public.”

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