Police union surveys indicate that an overwhelming majority of NYPD officers despise Mayor de Blasio.
According to the New York Post, an astounding 96% of 6,000 police respondents to a Patrolman’s Benevolent Association survey have a less-than favorable opinion of the Mayor, with 88% of those opinions classified as “very unfavorable”.
When asked for specific comments about the mayor, 66% said they don’t like anything about the mayor, while 97% said de Blasio has created a better environment for criminals than cops.
Officers also made note that they feel less safe. Over 97% of PBA members said they feel less safe and less likely to take action in certain situations, fearing lawsuits and complaints.
Roughly 25% of all PBA members responded to the survey, with the organization representing about 24,000 members.
The PBA feels the survey reflects the attitudes of the NYPD.
“The brave men and women who risk their lives to protect New Yorkers should feel confident that their hard work is having a positive impact,” PBA President Patrick Lynch said Tuesday.
“Unfortunately, as this survey proves, the majority of our police officers do not feel supported by Mayor de Blasio’s administration or the city council, and believe their unfavorable public safety policies have New York City on the wrong track.”\
The New York City Police Department has over 34,500 officers on roster- to put that into perspective, the Canadian Army only has 22,800 active personnel.
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