NYPD GET FED FUNDS TO HIRE 128 COPS
The New York Police Department will be allowed to hire at least 128 new police officers using federal funding under a deal brokered by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.
The department will then promote more experienced officers to beef up the department's elite anti-terror units.
The previous federal rules restricted NYPD to hiring new officers only for anti-terrorism. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly argued it made more sense to hire rookies for regular duty and promote experienced officers to elite units.
Schumer says the department will get millions in federal economic recovery funding. The exact figure hasn't been decided.
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