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Fewer cops left NYPD last year

Academy class restored as the deparment contends with low headcount

Posted 1/12/24

This story has been updated to reflect Wednesday afternoon's announcement that a police academy class would be restored this year.

Fewer cops either retired or quit the NYPD in 2023 compared with recent years, but the number of officer departures remained high at a time the department is already contending with its lowest uniformed headcount in decades. 

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