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John Nuthall


October 23, 2019

PBA statement on NYPD and New York-Presbyterian Mental Health Partnership

PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said:

“We are glad that the Mayor and the NYPD have finally realized that we need help from outside the Department to address the police mental health crisis. We have said repeatedly that our members need no-cost access to high-quality professional mental health care, and they need to be able to seek treatment without derailing their careers. The new partnership with New York-Presbyterian Hospital appears to be a step in the right direction. If the pilot program proves successful, it should be made permanent and expanded to providers throughout New York City and the surrounding counties. There is still much more work to be done to address this crisis. The NYPD should continue to focus its efforts on these types of programs, which address our members’ needs as both cops and human beings.”

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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.