New York(New York) Four uniform agencies in the city.Police, Fire, Mayor Eric Adams Budget Director Asks Sanitation and Corrections Departments to Reduce Overtime Costs Jacques Ziha(Jacques Jiha) ordered.
To this extent on Saturday NYPD, FDNY, DOCsent a memo to the DSNYs. Agencies must submit plans to reduce their OT costs compared to last year and report their progress to City Hall on a monthly basis, Jiha said.
The memo to agencies came after Adams warned that the city was facing an economic crisis as hundreds of refugees arrived in New York over the next three years. 12 billion dollar loss The mayor says that they will.
Jiha said the city would need to cut its spending by 5 percent immediately and 15 percent by spring, which would cover only two-thirds of the projected refugee shelter costs.
The biggest Police Union Leader of the Police Benevolent Association Patrick Hendry( Patrick Hendry ).The idea of reducing police overtime is wrong.NYPDthat the staff is already understaffed. Crime should be reduced to pre-2020 level The police They said that they are fighting. If they want to save money without harming the safety of the people, Hendry said that investment should be made to hire experienced police officers.
In 2025, he is expected to run again in the New York mayoral election Eric Adams( Eric Adams ). A political strategist who has worked with police unions in the past believes that the police are taking a big gamble by cutting staff. Hank Sheinkopf He said if you cut overtime, there would be fewer cops on the street. It’s less Police protection He said that the NYPD OT budget was more than 700 million dollars last year.
However high Police overtime Critics have long complained about the costs, but Adams, a former transit cop, also ran for mayor on a promise to restore public safety.
The overtime reduction in the city is part of a strategy by Adams, his budget director, to deal with the costs of caring for refugees.