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NYPD Will Hire 250 School Agents To Address Shortages

Posted 8/19/21

A new class of 250 School Safety Agents will be hired to address a shortage within the School Safety Division, the city Department of Education announced Aug. 19.

The prospective Agents will begin the 17-week training regimen “immediately following an on-boarding process,” according to the department. The shortage of School Safety Agents was caused by attrition and a recent slate of retirements, as well as a dubious budget move forced by the City Council.

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