The NYPD may be forced to cut back on its federally funded Counterterrorism Officers Program.

The program was developed in 2011, and it’s been an incredible resource for stopping terror attacks in New York City, but the program is subsidized by the federal government.  The Obama administration recently proposed cutting nearly 50 percent of anti-terror funding for New York.

President Obama’s spending plan for 2017 calls for cuts to the Urban Area Security Initiative, which provides counter-terror funds to New York and other cities, from $600 million to $330 million. The funding goes to the NYPD, FDNY and Office of Emergency Management.

Members of NYPD have told DennisMichaelLynch.com they are “highly concerned.”  One high ranking officer said, “They’ll cut back on these guys’ overtime, and NYC will be left wide open. These guys have our backs.”  Another police officer said, “With the summer approaching, and large crowds forming on a daily basis at Yankee and Mets games, we are so very vulnerable.”

If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).

To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.


Comment via Facebook

Send this to a friend