Hundreds of retired New York City Police Department officers are reportedly being asked to consider coming back on the force in part-time, nonpatrol positions.
According to The New York Post, the NYPD is seeking retirees to work as recruiters and instructors as well as take on other duties usually done by active members of the department.
The Post says retired officers would work 20-hour weeks at a salary of $30,000 a year and still collect their pension.
The survey that was sent to members of the NYPD's active retiree website.
The returning officers would also get sick time and have access to union health benefits.
It's not yet clear whether the department suggested the idea to hold back on hiring new officers, or just to double-up on patrols.