Budget Forces Cancellation of NYPD 2010 Police Academy Class

NEW YORK - The NYPD is planning to cancel the…

NEW YORK – The NYPD is planning to cancel the 2010 police academy class due to budget cuts, bringing the nation’s largest police department head count to 34,771, down from earlier projections of 37,838.  Announced during Tuesday’s City Council public safety committee meeeting, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the city will hire a class of 1,600 recruits in July of 2010 but that they could end up hiring more officers when President Obama’s stimulus package beings to take effect.

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