The New York Police Department (NYPD) issued a memo to the maintenance managers of police stations, ordering them to serve on the streets amid the police staffing shortage in the city.
Usually, police plant managers are only responsible for cleaning garbage bins, taking care of cleanliness, and providing a comfortable lounge to the on-duty police officers.
Whereas now, these clerical people will need to tackle the rising wave of crimes in the city as on-duty police officers are resigning in big numbers.
New York Police Faces Chronic Staff Shortage
According to the NYPD, police officers who were given the duties of plant managers at the police stations will now serve on the streets to tackle rising numbers of crimes in the blue city.
The NYPD is finally dispatching its plant managers — who usually spend their days doing tidying up at police precincts — back on the streets to be good as the department battles a staffing shortage and sickening crime rates. https://t.co/fBOjWJjNJu
— 🇺🇸Lionel🇺🇸 (@LionelMedia) August 29, 2022
As per the NYPD memo, the maintenance managers of police will get back to their operational duties, which include daily patrolling and dealing with potential criminals on a regular basis.
It remains unclear which type of training plant managers will receive before stepping on the ground to tackle the crime.
Reportedly, civilian maintenance managers will assume the duties of police plant managers once all officers come on the streets.
The plant manager is usually the most-desirable job among police officers, as these people are mostly entitled to all the benefits of the police job while not serving in the field.
One former New York police officer has even stated cops can kill their mothers to get the role of the plant manager.
Before the NYPD memo, all 77 precincts of NYC had plant managers, who will start joining on-ground officers in days to come.
Welcome to New York, where they only want you if you’ll comply with mask mandates and think defunding the police is a good idea.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) August 29, 2022
Police Officers Done with Liberal Administration of NYC
Since the outbreak of the progressive movement in New York state, NYC has been grappling with a chronic police staff shortage; this is translating into a higher number of crimes.
This latest step of the NYPD suggests the deepening policing crisis in NYC.
In the first eight months of 2022, almost 2,465 police officers have announced to leave the department. By the same time last year, only 1,731 officers left their jobs.
Cops are even willing to retire before their 20-year service, which makes them eligible to get full pension benefits.
Earlier this month, the president of the NYPD Police Benevolent Association, Patrick Lynch, noted cops made up their minds that they would no longer bear the toughness of their job under the liberal administration of the city.
Lynch claimed instead of decrying the staffing crisis, NYPD should come forward to address the concerns of the police officers in the city.
Apart from the mass exodus from the NYPD, many in-service cops are also sitting in different civil services tests to switch to better job opportunities.
While some in-service officers are seeking police jobs outside New York, others are trying to get a role in the Port Authority Police Department of New York, which pays better than the NYPD.