Survey Finds Depleted Morale Among the Ranks of the NYPD

Photo: NYDailyNews/

Photo: NYDailyNews/

A survey conducted by the NYPD's largest union has found widespread disillusionment in the ranks of it's officers.

In results gleaned from the responses of over a quarter of the city's 24,000 street cops, officers rated morale at only 2.9 on a scale of 1 to 10.

Around 87 percent of the officer respondents felt that the city of New York has become less safe and 55 percent of those felt that the city was "a lot less safe."

Most troubling, 89 percent of the officers stated that they would leave the NYPD if they could find a better paying job elsewhere in law enforcement. 

Patrick Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA), stated, "The results of this survey prove what we’ve been hearing time and time again from members over the past two years: the job is more difficult than ever, the dangers are greater, and morale is extremely low."

Click HERE for more results from the survey.


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