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Bleeding blue: Cops leave NYPD in record numbers

Early career officers and veterans departed; headcount at lowest in decades

Posted 1/6/23

Following a year during which officers retired or resigned in greater numbers than at any time in 20 years, the NYPD's uniformed ranks are their lowest in more than a decade.

The officer headcount as of Dec. 8 numbered just under 34,000, according to the NYPD, about 1,000 fewer cops than are budgeted for the current fiscal year. 

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