The Patrolman's Benevolent Association on Friday re-elected Pat Lynch as its president.

Lynch is headed into his fifth term as head of the police union representing approximately 50,000 active and retired NYPD officers.

In what has been a tumultuous year for police relations, Lynch won the election by a 70 percent margin and will become the organization's longest serving president in modern times.

In a statement, Lynch said, "We are extremely gratified that our members have recognized the hard work and successes that Team Lynch has achieved on their behalf. A single tenet has and will continue to guide us as we look to the future: Do what's in the best interest of our members. These results give our team a mandate to continue that work."

Lynch was first elected by the organization in 1999 as the PBA's youngest president.