Long-Serving Head of Police Union, Patrick Lynch, Announces Retirement, Will Not Seek Reelection
Patrick Lynch, who has served as the head of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) for 24 years, will retire this summer and not seek reelection, according to the union.
Lynch announced his decision during a board meeting on April 11. The PBA issued an official statement saying he will not run for reelection after leading the association for nearly two and a half decades.
Lynch's decision comes shortly after the PBA reached a contract agreement that would reportedly provide officers with a 28.25% pay raise and improved working schedules until 2025. Lynch stated he hadn't wished to step down while negotiations were underway.
Elections for the next PBA president will take place in June, and those interested must submit nominating petitions in May.
Photo Credit: William Baker, NYC PBA