A new poll of more than 6,000 NYPD rank-and-file reveals that, well, a vast majority of them hate their jobs.
According to the survey by the city’s police union, cops on average rated morale at just 2.49 on a scale of 1-10 — the NY Post reported
A whopping 89 % said that they would quit the force if they were offered a higher-paying job in law enforcement.
About the same percentage, 87, said that New York City has become “less safe” since 2014, when the new administration took over.
Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association said, “The results of this survey prove what we’ve been hearing time and time again from members over the past two years — the job is more difficult than ever, the dangers are greater, and morale is extremely low.”
Beat cops say they feel so discouraged when out on patrol because they don’t have the support of their superiors or from the communities where they work.
While Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has made repairing community-cop relations one of his highest priorities, 96% of cops said those relations have gotten worse.
However a high-ranking NYPD official told the Post that while the survey highlights areas that need improvement, it is far from scientific and was likely answered by “people on the extremes.”
There are roughly 24,000 rank-and-file members.
A city hall spokesperson said the Big Apple is experiencing “historic lows” in criminal activity and murders and shootings are at “their lowest in modern history.”
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