Congresswoman Malliotakis, Commissioner Sewell Announce $2.9 Million For NYPD

(STATEN ISLAND/BROOKLYN, NY) – Last month, Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) announced she secured $2.9 million for the New York Police Department (NYPD) as part of the federal government’s operational budget for 2022. The NYPD will use the funds to purchase personal protective equipment, forensic equipment, and expand its Critical Response Command K9-Training unit.

“At a time when other elected officials are looking to strip resources from our police, I’m proud to have delivered on my promise to secure more funding for our NYPD,” Malliotakis said. “With skyrocketing crime plaguing our streets and subways, the time is now for elected officials to support our men and women in blue, not continue to tie their hands and strip them of critical resources. Upon taking office, the NYPD informed me they needed this equipment and K-9 funding and I’m happy I was able to secure it for them. I will continue working to give our police the tools they need to more effectively do their jobs, keep criminals off our streets, and protect residents and visitors to our city”

“Keeping New Yorkers and visitors to our great city safe requires well-trained and well-equipped police officers,” NYPD Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell said. “This critical funding comes from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, named in honor of an NYPD police officer assassinated in 1988 while protecting a witness in a drug case. It supports personnel, training, and necessary equipment for police departments nationwide, and remains integral to the NYPD’s mission of relentlessly fighting crime and terrorism.”

A breakdown of the funding can be found below:

  • $350,000 for Critical Response Command K9-Training and Equipment
  • $550,000 for Personal Protective Equipment
  • $2,000,000 for Forensic Equipment

Banner Image: New York City at night. Image Credit – Matteo Modica

Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis

Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis was sworn in on January 3, 2021 to represent Staten Island and Southern Brooklyn. Prior to serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 2, 2010, defeating a two-term incumbent. In the Assembly, she served as Minority Whip and the ranking minority member of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees. For five terms, Congresswoman Malliotakis fought to restore ethics in Albany, expand transit service in her district, improve programs for senior citizens, reform education and improve New York’s economic climate by reducing the tax burden on small businesses and residents. A cornerstone of her tenure was helping her community recover and rebuild following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. In addition to advocating for these same issues in Washington, Congresswoman Malliotakis is acutely focused on securing New York’s fair share of federal mass transit funding, which would go towards expanding transportation services and easing traffic congestion, while also championing public safety by supporting our nation’s law enforcement officers. Congresswoman Malliotakis is the daughter of immigrants, her father from Greece and her mother a Cuban exile of the Castro dictatorship. She is currently the only Republican member representing New York City in Congress, representing a district spanning the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island. She is a passionate advocate for animal rights and the strengthening of animal cruelty laws, and in her spare time, enjoys spending time with her chihuahua, Peanut.

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