Fiscal watchdog finds Adams’ exec plan lowballs NYPD budget by $1.6B, likely underestimating OT costs


In a new analysis, the Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) found Mayor Eric Adams’ administration likely lowballed the NYPD budget for the coming fiscal year by roughly $1.6 billion, after not fully factoring in the pattern of ballooning overtime costs the department’s racked up in recent years.

The budget is also likely to exceed the $10.8 billion allotted in the mayor’s Fiscal Year 2024 executive plan, the analysis found, due to the cost of a labor deal Gotham reached with the largest uniformed police union that was not included.