Police Commissioner Bill Bratton lastly gave a determine for the variety of new officers he wants added to the NYPD, requesting no less than 450 new police Sunday to fight what he mentioned was an elevated risk from terrorist teams like ISIS.
Bratton mentioned he hoped to get approval for the extra officers, a quantity that might be a compromise between the City Council and Mayor de Blasio and “very, very quickly.”
“I’m going to put another 450 police officers – if we get the approval…into our counterterrorism operations to increase the ability of our officers to protect critical sites around the city,” Bratton mentioned on grocery mogul John Catsimatidis’s Sunday radio present on AM 970.
The City Council has pushed for City Hall to rent a further 1,000 cops, however de Blasio has regularly mentioned that he believes the 35,000-member division has correct staffing.
Bratton mentioned the brand new officers have been wanted fight the evolving risk from ISIS and its acolytes.
“We need to be very concerned about terrorism,” he mentioned. “That threat has expanded significantly in the now 16 months I’ve been police commissioner.”