Police and Law Enforcement

Morale low among NYPD officers, survey finds

NYPD officers take part in a terror attack drill.

NYPD officers take part in a terror attack drill.  (NYPD via AP)

New York City is “a lot less safe” since the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio took over and morale is low among officers according to a new NYPD survey conducted by the Patrolman’s Benevolent Association.

Full findings of the survey are set to be released Tuesday, according to FOX5.

“The results of this survey prove what we’ve been hearing time and time again from members over the past two years – the job is more difficult than ever, the dangers are greater, and morale is extremely low,” PBA President Patrick Lynch told The New York Post.

More than 6,000 of the NYPD’s 24,000 officers were polled for the survey. The respondents recorded an average morale rating of 2.49 on a scale of 1 to 10 and about 87 percent said New York City was “less safe” since de Blasio came in to power. About 55 percent of those surveyed said the city was “a lot less safe.” Almost all respondents – 96 percent – said relations between cops and the community were on the decline.

“The department has not received the survey,” NYPD spokesman Peter Donald told The Post. “When and if we receive it, we will review it.”