New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton Wants 450 ISIS-Fighting Police

© Provided by New York Daily News Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said he would put another 450 officers in the counterterrorism operations of the NYPD if he gets the approval. - Susan Watts/New York Daily News
© Provided by New York Daily News Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said he would put another 450 officers in the counterterrorism operations of the NYPD if he gets the approval. – Susan Watts/New York Daily News

He’s thinking of a number. 

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton finally gave a figure for the number of new officers he wants added to the NYPD, requesting an additional 450 police Sunday to combat what he said was an increased threat from terrorist groups like ISIS.

Bratton said he hoped to get approval for the additional officers, a number that would be a compromise between the City Council and Mayor de Blasio and “very, very quickly.”

“I’m going to put another 450 police officers — if we get the approval … into our counterterrorism operations to increase the ability of our officers to protect critical sites around the city,” Bratton said on grocery mogul John Catsimatidis’ Sunday radio show on AM 970.

The City Council has pushed for City Hall to hire an additional 1,000 cops, but de Blasio has continually said he believes the 35,000-member department has proper staffing.

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Source: New York Daily News | ELI ROSENBERG

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