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NYPD targets summer violence by reassigning officers in 'All Out' program

As part of the NYPD's Summer All Out program, some police were temporarily reassigned to New York City neighborhoods with the highest volume of shootings.

nypd Police officials said about 313 cops were temporarily reassigned to patrol areas with the highest volume of shootings this summer.
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The NYPD is going "all out" to combat summer violence.

As part of the Summer All Out program, about 313 police were temporarily placed back on patrol this month and sent to 10 precincts and five housing police service areas with the highest volume of shootings, officials said Monday.

There will be another 25 to 30 impact officers deployed citywide every day this summer, according to Chief of Department Philip Banks.


"The result is to have an impact on street conditions, specifically shootings," Banks said. "The residents of New York City will see more police officers on the street, visible, during the summer months."

Shooting incidents are up about 9 percent since 2013, from 514 to 562 year to date through Sunday. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said shootings may inch up some years, but that the city is experiencing an overall decrease in crime.

"We've had years where homicides went up, years past where shootings went up," Bratton said. "The city didn't fall apart. It wasn't the end of the world. We addressed it, the next year it went down."

The new officers will temporarily leave desk jobs and special assignments from about 30 different sections, including the personal bureau and medical division, officials said.

Instead of reassigning officers, City Council members and police unions had supported adding 1,000 more cops to the force. The bid failed.

"I could always use more cops, but if the budget doesn't support it, the budget doesn't support it," Bratton said.

The reassigned officers are in addition to some 600 officers from the department's most recent graduating class, which will be deployed to higher-crime precincts.

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