From the Daily News:
The NYPD'S vaunted Operation Impact is losing about 600 cops so police can staff the new World Trade Center command and add cops to other precincts, the Daily News has learned.
The personnel shuffling was panned in neighborhoods most likely to be affected.
The move comes amid concerns that the decreasing size of the force - compounded by a drop in response times - could lead to a summer crime surge.
Sources said the number of cops assigned to Operation Impact is being trimmed to 1,200 - with almost 300 heading to the WTC command. The rest are being reassigned to other precincts desperate for a manpower boost.