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The NYPD tries its hand at diversity……

The largest Police Department in America is working hard to attract prospective police officers from around the world.….the Department, at about 40,000 offices boasts recruits from  88 different countries…..in graduating a new class of 250 rookies last week the department tries to keep pace with retirements that have eaten away at its manpower levels…..The Department, and its Housing and Transit Divisions,  still remains thousands of officers below it authorized strength due to budget restrictions…..

Under Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly the New York City Police Department has moved from just being the beat cop, or the cop in patrol car to having police officers, fly helicopters, drive boats, disable bombs, provide protection for high-profile criminal cases and provide protection for heads of states on their annual journey to the U.N…

In addition to the NYPD…..the New York City area has other smaller Police Departments that share police duties for the area’s transport facilities like the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, Amtrak Police, and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police …..

January 4, 2010 - Posted by | Crime, Government, Law, Media, Men, The Economy, Women | , ,


  1. I’m confused… what’s wrong with the 800,000+ people without jobs in NYS? Did they even look at the 15.4 million people without jobs in the US? Seriously… where’d they get the $$ to go “international” to find these amazing police officers when we can’t even keep the ones we have?

    Comment by Stef | January 4, 2010 | Reply

    • Welcome aboard!…….

      politics is politics……no politician in his right mind is not gonna hire cops……but you’re right the budget has put constraints on the hiring….normally the NYPD has recruit classes of 1,200 to 2,500 a clip…the last class was 250…there will be a new class in two weeks of about 400…125 of those will be paid for with federal money………

      the NYPD probably loses a few thousand cops per year…the department is getting smaller everyday……

      And Ray Kelly is the guy who decides where to send his troops…and some of those places don’t make too much sense…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 4, 2010 | Reply

  2. don’t be stranger….that didn’t hurt did it?

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 4, 2010 | Reply

  3. we’re always looking for comments here at the Dog…drop in anytime…….

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 4, 2010 | Reply

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