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NYC to Hire 1,300 New Police Officers

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New York City is set to hire nearly 1,300 new police officers as part of its $78.5 billion budget agreement, honoring a proposal put forth by the City Council over Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio’s initial objections.

The new officers will cost the city $170 million. The costs will be offset by $70 million in overtime savings. About 300 officers will be assigned to counterterrorism.

They will join a force of about 35,000 uniformed officers, the nation’s largest.

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