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.