City Council calls on NYPD to hire more police officers citywide

Commissioner Bratton says there are 6,000 fewer officers than in 2001.

Commissioner Bratton says there are 6,000 fewer officers than in 2001. (3/26/14)

NEW YORK - The City Council is making a push for more police officers to be hired throughout the five boroughs. 

According to NYPD Commissioner William Bratton, there are 6,000 fewer men and women in uniforms than in 2001, even though statistics show that overall crime is down citywide. 

Bronx Councilman Jimmy Vacca announced that he plans to fight for more officers to be hired. He says it would cost an estimated $200 million to add 1,000 cops to the force. 

Many people in the Bronx say they agree that more officers are needed in order to keep the crime rate down. 

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