From the Daily News:
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly warned Thursday that the city's budget woes will plunge the number of cops on the street to the lowest levels since 1990.
Kelly told a City Council budget hearing that financial constraints will trim the NYPD to a 20-year low of 32,817 officers in the 2011 budget.
The NYPD would lose 892 officers through attrition under Mayor Bloomberg's proposed $46.5 billion spending plan for next year.
Kelly insisted the department would continue to do more with less, but acknowledged the cuts are having an effect.
Operation Impact, the initiative that floods crime hot spots with rookie cops, may soon pack less punch.
That's because the current academy class of 112 recruits is the smallest in 15 years, Kelly said.