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NYC politicians to mayor: Hire 6,000 more NYPD cops in next 5 years

In order to have a vigorous police force for a city our size, we need to accelerate future [NYPD] classes,” the group wrote in their letter to Mayor Eric Adams. “It is critical for the safety of New Yorkers that the city considers this expansion.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A bipartisan group of Staten Island politicians on Tuesday shared a letter they sent to City Hall calling for the hiring of 6,000 more police officers over the next five years. City Councilman David Carr (R-Mid-Island) led the letter with his colleagues — Republican Borough President Vito Fossella, Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn), Democratic District Attorney Michael McMahon, State Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-South Shore), Assemblyman Mike Cusick (D-Mid-Island/North Shore), Assemblyman Mike Tannousis (R-East Shore/South Brooklyn), City Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli (R-South Shore — signing on.

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