NYPD Chief Ray Kelly To Get 10 Cops To Guard Him After His Retirement, Costing Taxpayers $1.5 Million A Year

Ray Kelly to Get 10-Officer Detail When He Leaves, Costing Taxpayers $1.5M (DNAinfo, Dec 4, 2013):

NEW YORK CITY — The bill taxpayers will have to pay to protect Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly when he leaves office next month just got bigger.

The NYPD’s Intelligence Division — with Kelly’s input — is recommending that Kelly take with him a 10-officer complement of taxpayer-funded bodyguards, up from the six-officer detail the commissioner had wanted last month.

The detail will now include a lieutenant, three sergeants and six detectives to chauffeur and protect Kelly and his family around-the-clock in the Big Apple and even out of town after he ends his 12-year run atop Police Headquarters — at an estimated cost of more than $1.5 million a year, sources estimate.

In six months, the NYPD will reassess Kelly’s security needs, the sources say.

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