By Kevin Deutsch
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said the city would send an additional 250 NYPD cops into the subways, on the same day the system returned to 24-hour service.
The added forces will bring the number of police in the subways to 3,000, the highest total in more than two decades.
The increase comes amid renewed concerns over crime on trains and platforms, including a spate of attacks carried out underground last week.
“We’re going to send a very powerful message that we’re putting in the resources everyday, whatever it takes to get the job done,” de Blasio told reporters.
The added patrol cops will be used “in the right places in the subway at the right time, particularly at the peak time of ridership,” the mayor added.