The New York Post reported in late April that more than 5,300 NYPD uniformed officers retired or put in their papers to leave in 2020 which represented a 75% spike from 2019, when the NYPD had 3,053 decide to leave or retire. The departures represent about 15% of the force. As of April 5, the NYPD headcount of uniformed officers had dropped to 34,974 from 36,900 in 2019. Certainly, we don’t have to explain why this is happening.