Mayor Bill de Blasio addresses NYPD trainees in Manhattan

A group of NYPD trainees received some special words of encouragement from Mayor Bill de Blasio today in lower Manhattan. De Blasio told the trainees

The mayor encouraged the officers-in-training to build trust

The mayor encouraged the officers-in-training to build trust in the community. (Credit: News 12)

MANHATTAN - A group of NYPD trainees received some special words of encouragement from Mayor Bill de Blasio today in lower Manhattan.

De Blasio addressed the officers-in-training during their daily muster session, when they receive their instructions from their superior.

De Blasio told the trainees their biggest tasks are both keeping crime low and building trust with the community.

"We know we have a long way to go and we know we always have to be vigilant to both keep crime low and to deepen the relationship with the community," de Blasio said. "But something important has begun."

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton also spoke and said that while the NYPD has 6,000 less officers than in previous years, the department has enough of an overtime budget to ensure officers are in place to keep the city safe.

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