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At NYPD, exodus eases but number of cops at generational low

Posted 4/19/24

Fewer officers left the NYPD in the first quarter this year than the record number of departures clocked in recent years but retirements and resignations remain above recent norms, leaving the department with the fewest number of cops in more than a generation. 

The cancellation of four academy classes by the Adams administration threatens to further reduce the uniformed headcount, likely to below 30,000 for the first time since the 1990s. 

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