Bratton: Funding Cuts Will Not Impact NYPD Counterterrorism Program

The New York Post reported Friday that there is concern that the NYPD Counterterrorism Officers program (CTO) would be affected because federal funds would run out on April 1st.

Officials said Friday that the CTO program will continue, with possible restrictions on overtime.

“What the members of the CTO command were told was that we are working out the money and, before they make any plans for large deployments on overtime, that they hold those plans till we figure out where and how that funding is being done,” said John Miller, the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism.

Regardless, he said that “the program stands, that the officers remain trained, that they remain part of the program and that they also can be deployed on straight time.”

Commissioner Bratton is committed to using city funds to maintain all aspects of the CTO.  NYPD replied to the original Post article here citing it as “factually inaccurate.”

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