A Look Inside the New York City Police Department Budget

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Overview

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is by far the biggest and most expensive police department in the country: The overall cost of the NYPD is actually more than $11 billion annually. In recent weeks, the call to defund the NYPD has reached fever pitch, with calls to pass a budget on July 1, 2020, that includes $1 billion less for policing. This explainer provides a look inside the most recently adopted NYPD budget—what exactly it includes, how it compares to other big cities, and where funding can be cut and reinvested in communities.