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Four new NYPD classes hitting streets in wake of Jonathan Diller’s fatal shooting: City Hall

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Four new Police Academy classes will hit the streets this year in the wake of the fatal shooting of NYPD officer Jonathan Diller.

“The mayor has been very clear that public safety is the prerequisite to prosperity, and that’s why we have plans to continue adding thousands of additional cops to New York City streets through November,”  a spokesman for the Mayor’s Office said.

City Hall “will continue to evaluate between now and the executive budget to determine if there are any other areas where we can restore more funding,” he added.

The move to add new recruits to the force comes as lawmakers raised concerns about four Police Academy classes planned for 2025, but which were gutted earlier this year amid budget belt tightening due to the swelling migrant crisis.

Follow The Post’s complete coverage of fallen NYPD Officer Diller’s wake

The Adams administration last month, however, pointed to “better-than-expected” revenue and canceled a number of planned cutbacks.

In the wake of Diller’s fatal shooting after approaching an illegally parked car in Queens Monday, pols pressed the Adams administration for updates about when they could expect more cops would be on the beat to combat violent crime in the city.


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