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John Nuthall


March 21, 2006

Patrick J. Lynch reacts to NYPD expansion plan

PBA President Patrick Lynch said:

"Replacing 400 police officers with civilians is a band-aid approach to getting sorely needed police resources on the street. Civilianization will not solve the NYPD’s recruitment and retention crisis. With nearly 3,000 members quitting or retiring each year, the NYPD recruitment effort is struggling to try and keep up with attrition. Unless New York City makes police officer’s top pay competitive with other law enforcement agencies, they simply will not get enough good quality candidates to become NYC police officers.

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The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York (PBA) is the largest municipal police union in the nation and represents nearly 50,000 active and retired NYC police officers.