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Talk about term limits!
Half a dozen top NYPD commanders will be forced to retire soon because of Gov. Paterson's recent veto of a bill that would have allowed them to work past the mandatory retirement age, The Post has learned.
The Sept. 26 veto sank a bill that would have barred "the mandatory retirement or separation from service on the basis of age of police officers age 65 or less."
Had the governor signed the bill, NYPD commanders would have been entitled to remain on the force for three more years, beyond the current mandatory retirement age of 62.
The law would have been applicable to all police agencies throughout the state - and that's a key reason why Paterson balked at signing it.
The veto means the NYPD will lose a significant portion of its top hierarchy, including three of its nine so-called superchiefs, a position outranked only by the chief of department and the police commissioner himself, sources said.
Three other two-star assistant chiefs will be forced to pack it in, sources said.

Those who must soon retire include:
  • Chief of Detectives George Brown.
  • Chief of Transportation Michael Scagnelli.
  • Assistant Chief Lowell Stahl, commanding officer of the Office of the Police Commissioner.
  • Assistant Chief William Crawley, second-in-command of the Internal Affairs Bureau.
  • Chief of Patrol Robert Giannelli.
  • Assistant Chief Edwin Young, second-in-command of the Office of Chief of Department.
Public records and informed sources say Stahl will be the first to go, as he must retire sometime before early December, when he turns 63.
His departure will likely be followed by those of Scagnelli, Crawley, Young and Brown, all who must turn in their shields by next August.
Giannelli, the youngest member of the group, won't have to retire until March 2010, when he turns 63, records indicate.
The legislation Paterson rejected was sponsored by two Brooklyn legislators, Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny and state Sen. Martin Golden, a former NYPD cop and chairman of the Senate Aging Committee.
Paterson claimed the bill was "significantly flawed," insisting it "imposes a cookie-cutter approach on a host of state and local police forces" that now have different retirement rules.

Story From: The New York Post
 

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These guys signed on NYPD long ago, knowing that the mandatory retirement age was 63. It's just a "good 'ol boys" grab for power for another 3 years. Move up & get out & let the younger guys move up in rank. Your time has come...... and gone.

I can't see why anybody in this day & age would stay past their max pension or retirement age. It's like you're working for $100 a week.
 

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These guys signed on NYPD long ago, knowing that the mandatory retirement age was 63. It's just a "good 'ol boys" grab for power for another 3 years. Move up & get out & let the younger guys move up in rank. Your time has come...... and gone.

I can't see why anybody in this day & age would stay past their max pension or retirement age. It's like you're working for $100 a week.
Absolutely true. The MSP was forced to get rid of its retirement age and now there are a handful septigenarian troopers; nice guys, but not really suited for policing. They can barely handle their sidearms or physical exertion at any level. When I reach the big 2-5 I am leaving burnout marks getting out the door; I'm not going to be shagging accidents when I'm 70!
 
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Interesting that no NYPD Patrolmen, the ones who actually do the job, seem to be interested in staying until 65. :rolleyes:

I had planned on leaving my own burned rubber at age 55, but by a cruel twist of fate that's almost exactly when my kids (double tuition bill) will be entering college. :pinch:
 

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Behind the screen, there would be lots of meaning for forced exit.. They need more fresh troops. Discipline could be one among the reasons behind it... What are the benefits they going to get is still in mystery..
 
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