New Yorkers Can Expect To See Major Increase Of Cops At Subway Stations
Governor Hochul announced that the police presence at New York City subway stations will get a massive increase. On Saturday, October 22, 2022, Gov. Hochul, along with NYC Mayor, Eric Adams, detailed their plan to fight transit crime. Each day, NYPD and MTA will increase police at subways by 1,200 additional overtime officer shifts, which equals approximately 10,000 additional overtime patrol hours daily.
The bottom line is that riders will see more officers in the system, and so will those thinking of breaking the law. ~ Mayor Adams
NYC subway patrols by police will increase by 1,200 shifts per day
In addition, the two leaders announced two new dedicated police units at psychiatric centers to assist people experiencing serious mental health illnesses. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department and the New York City Police Department will work together to increase police presence on subway platforms and on trains. The initiative is part of Mayor Adam's Subway Safety Plan.
New York City Mayor Adams said,
This effort will help with two things New Yorkers desperately want: The addition of hundreds of additional strategically deployed officers on our trains and help to those suffering from serious mental health illness so they can find a way out of the subway system. The bottom line is that riders will see more officers in the system, and so will those thinking of breaking the law. On behalf of all New Yorkers, we're thankful for this state investment that will make our subways safer.
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