The Bloomberg administration has quietly yanked funds earmarked to hire 1,000 additional cops in coming years.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly in January announced plans to roll back the NYPD's headcount to 35,800 until fiscal year 2010 to help close the city's projected budget gap.
But Mayor Bloomberg's May 11 executive budget calls for pushing back the hiring of 1,000 cops to fiscal year 2011 to generate savings of $90 million.
That means the force will continue to shrink, through attrition, for another year.
BLOOMY DELAYS HIRES IN BUDGET 'COP'-OUT