There has been no mention of reopening the closed firehouses or hiring additional EMTs. When you combine these facts with a rapidly increasing population, the math frankly does not look good for anyone expecting a timely response to their 911 calls.
As you can see in the math above, 1000 new police officers would not result a significant amount of new patrols on a neighborhood level. 1000 new officers divided by 98 commands (77 neighborhood Precincts, 12 transit districts, 9 housing ‘service areas’) equals 10.2 new officers per station. 10 officers divided by 3 shifts yields 3 additional officers per shift (or, one patrol car and a foot post).
2 additional patrols per stationhouse sounds good, but we haven’t factored in the retirement rate yet. Unfortunately, this is currently an unknown number.
What is known about the attrition rate doesn’t look good: One article (from 2013) states 3000 officers are set to retire. This is backed by a story from 2012. Former city councilman Peter Vallone stated at the time that “I think people should be extremely worried…”.
Assuming the old published numbers are correct, we’re going into the red and 1000 new officers won’t make up the difference.