‘I’d rather retire than walk a dangerous beat for de Blasio’

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Mayor de Blasio’s Summer All Out program is turning into an all-out fiasco — with the NYPD forced to dole out massive overtime and cops choosing to retire rather than take part, The Post has learned.

Hizzoner’s highly touted anti-crime initiative is also relying on longtime NYPD desk jockeys to tame the city’s increasingly dangerous streets, which law-enforcement sources called a recipe for disaster.

Summer All Out flooded the city’s 10 worst precincts with 330 extra cops on June 8 — a month earlier than last year — to combat the recent spike in shootings and murders.

The cops, formerly assigned to administrative jobs, were initially supposed to work from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., when most violent crimes take place.

But to quell widespread opposition among the rank and file, brass promised fatter paychecks containing at least 4¹/₂ hours of overtime per shift — or 22¹/₂ per week.

The sweetened deal includes a shift that begins a half-hour early, at 7:30 p.m., and at least two hours of guaranteed extra work per shift. The cops are also getting paid 2¹/₂ hours of overtime per shift to cover travel time to and from their new precincts — regardless of how long it actually takes.

“Three or four . . . officers were sent to a certain precinct in Brooklyn, and instead of going and walking foot posts, they up and retired,” one source said.But some veterans decided they’d rather walk away from their careers than walk a dangerous beat, sources said.

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