PBA president Lynch said:
“The UFA leadership has reached a deal that they have indicated will address their members' needs. New York City police officers perform a very different job, a job that has only become more dangerous and complicated over the past decade and is now without a doubt the toughest job in either the public or private sector. Meanwhile, our police officers are still severely underpaid in comparison with other police officers, both locally and nationwide. We are awaiting the results of our binding arbitration, where the evidence clearly demonstrated the gross inadequacy of New York City police officer pay — double-digit percentages behind the pay received by other police officers. We believe substantial raises are essential to move police officers towards a competitive market wage."