City correctional officers are so desperate to escape their jobs in the prisons of the Big Apple that hundreds have recently joined the NYPD – even amid violent crime. anti-police protests and the progressive police movement ”, the post taught.
The last class of 555 NYPD recruits sworn in at a police academy ceremony included 42 senior correctional officers, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the case.
One of them was Tylik Dyches, 28, who joined the Correction Department in June 2017 and worked on Rikers Island.
Dyches said he learned that NYPD hired him on June 28 while he was vacationing in Miami, and he immediately went to Rikers to empty his locker when his home flight landed on July 5th.
“The last day of my work before I went on vacation, I went into a gut [shift]. And I like, ‘Are you kidding? My last day before the holidays? ‘”He told the Post.
“So I walked in there and walked out with a big garbage bag! And I had my own personal parade on the bridge!”
Dyches celebrated by posting an online video clip of him driving his convertible past the infamous prison complex, with a black plastic garbage bag full of his belongings visible in the back seat.
“I stop !!!!!!!!” said a banner across the screen, along with an emoji and a raised middle finger.
Dyches said that “about 15 to 20 people worked with left-wing editing and are now in NYPD.”
He said: “Bad things about working at Rikers – I’ll be honest – it’s not the prisoners,” he said.
‘It’s the administration. They do not support us and the officers are injured. “
Dyches added: “We know we can be hurt by the prisoners, but it is hurt by the prisoners and hurt by the administration that makes it such a difficult task.”
His comments came a day after the correction of Naughty Officer Boycott Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Ticker Tap Parade for “City Heroes” in the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a full-page announcement published Wednesday in the print edition of the Post, the president of the Association of Benevolent Corrections Officers, Benny Boscio Jr. accused the DOC of “gross mismanagement and absolute negligence” which he said resulted in more than 1,700 guards being infected – nine with death.
An experienced proofreading officer told The Post, “This is the worst job in the world.”
“We come to work and we don’t know when we’re going to go home. It’s not uncommon to work three or four shifts in a row,” the source said.
“A work officer where there should be two, and leading to a lot of unnecessary fights and injuries.”
Even inmate David Mordukhaev mocked the ward’s malfunction, leaving a guard not to check his cell thoroughly enough before he escaped to the Vernon C. Bain correctional facility in the Bronx from Friday to Saturday.
The alleged thief was picked up later in Brooklyn.
The DOC’s long-standing issue: considered “systemic and deep-rooted,” and indicative of a “general level of chaos and chaos” by a federal observer in May – must be difficult when guards fly into the NYPD, a Manhattan agent suggested.
“I can’t imagine how bad Rikers is because morale in the NYPD is the lowest I’ve seen in nearly 20 years,” the source said. “I couldn’t imagine stopping work to get here.”
Correction officers earn a slightly higher salary – $ 43,333 – than NYPD officers, who earned $ 42,500 their first year, according to information on the city’s website.
After five and a half years, their salary is the same, $ 85,292.
With overtime and other additional payments, including vacation payments and living expenses, “police officers can potentially earn more than $ 100,000 a year,” the city said.
But the correction officers earned $ 99,073 in salaries and other payments – except overtime and “special payments.”
42 correctional officers who entered the Police Academy on Thursday exceeded 34 in class 450 recruits who were sworn in on April 21, a source said.
Last year, there were 119 correction officers in three graduating classes and 129 in the four graduating classes in 2019, the source said.
A DOC spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday.
Other reports by Nolan Hicks and Aaron Feis