In the wake of a newly ratified NYPD PBA contract, the NYPD just received a hefty budget for their Queens precincts to bolster Mayor de Blasio’s Neighborhood Policing Initiative. The new PBA contract includes a 2.25% raise as part of the program but will be going to all officers regardless of their participation. According to an article posted on AM New York, the breakdown of the budget is as follows;
- Just over half of the budget will be going to purchasing vehicles for all Queens precincts-164 total vehicles.
- Close to $3 Million will be spent on technology for recruits and their superiors, specifically tablets.
- Over $2 Million will be spent on replacing old AEDs with new ones.
- $1.6 Million will be spent on providing NYPD members with safer gun holsters.
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