Police Commissioner Dermot Shea announced on Monday that a new class of recruits will enter the Police Academy beginning on December 29 and on a rolling basis through February. After delaying two Academy classes due to the CoViD-19 pandemic, this class will assist in restoring the Department’s headcount to expected levels agreed upon in the city budget.
“The establishment of this new class is welcome news as these officers will begin the 2021 calendar year by continuing the Department’s mission to engage with the community while zeroing in on the drivers of crime,” said Police Commissioner Dermot Shea. “Once they graduate, every single one of these officers will play a critical role in neighborhood policing and ensuring residents in all five boroughs experience the level of public safety they deserve.”
With an additional 900 recruits beginning their training in the coming months, the headcount will come closer to the level expected in the Adopted Budget. After enduring months of higher than usual levels of attrition, this upcoming class will help restore the NYPD’s staffing.