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John Nuthall


February 24, 2015

Lynch calls for competitive pay and more police officers

Following revelations by the Comptroller that the city has a $1.5 billion surplus over budget predictions, PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“Public safety provides the best return on tax dollars spent because it encourages business and investment in our City.  Businesses want to operate, people want to live in and tourists want to visit a safe city.  The best way to ensure public safety is to hire adequate numbers of fully trained, well equipped and competitively compensated professional police officers.  With 7,000 fewer police officers on our street today than in 1999, staffing up and equipping the NYPD would be the best investment the City could make.”

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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.