Rep. Malliotakis: Mayor Adams Needs To Put NYC Resident’s Needs First, Stop Slashing Essential Services Like Police, Fire Dept, Teachers, Libraries

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Malliotakis Statement on City Slashing NYPD Police Force

“There’s no difference in the radical left’s ‘Defund the Police’ agenda and doing this.”


(STATEN ISLAND, BROOKLYN, NY) – Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) released the following statement regarding planned cuts to the New York City Police Department (NYPD) by more than 4,500 officers by the end of FY25:

“Mayor Adams’ plan to slash NYPD ranks by more than 4,500 officers and reduce the force to 1990s levels is a preventable disaster that will cause irreparable damage to public safety in New York City.

“The Mayor has repeatedly claimed he would not do anything to make our city less safe, but his actions speak louder than his words, and the reduction of police and school safety officers will certainly have an impact at a time when crime rates are much higher than where they were just a few years ago thanks to Albany’s bail law and other anti-police policies.

“There’s no difference in the radical left’s ‘Defund the Police’ agenda and doing this. It is unconscionable that the Mayor continues to misinterpret the city’s ‘Right to Shelter’ decree – even after a Staten Island judge reaffirmed that the city has no obligation to house citizens of other countries – and prefers to bankrupt our city and cut services from citizens.


“The Mayor should immediately cease providing free housing and other services to migrants and start putting his own citizens first.”

Banner Image: NYPD cruiser. Image Credit – Benjamin Jopen


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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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