Calling all cops.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams wants to unify cops serving other city agencies under the New York Police Department as more and more NYPD officers fall ill during the coronavirus pandemic.
Under the proposal from Adams, a former cop himself, the NYPD would make up staffing shortages with officers from other city agencies — from the Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Corrections, to the Parks and Sanitation departments.
Adams, a 2021 mayoral hopeful, plans to announce the idea Wednesday as more than 15 percent of NYPD officers — or roughly 5,600 cops — are out sick during the coronavirus outbreak.
So far 1,048 uniformed officers and 145 civilian members of the NYPD have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the department. Police detectives have been warned to dust off their uniforms in case they would have to fill in for infected beat cops.
The plan would also tap officers currently under the CUNY system, FDNY Fire Marshalls, the Department of Homeless Services, Human Resources and Environmental Protection, a spokesperson for Adams told The Post.
It would also create “special patrolmen” at the NYPD, a title that could be given to retired police looking to rejoin the force during the pandemic.
It’s not immediately clear how many cops would fall under NYPD command through the proposal.
City Hall did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said Tuesday that social distancing measures under the state’s lockdown have helped his depleted workforce get by for now.
“Some things that are helping us is nobody’s on the street,” Shea said, noting that there are no parades or protests happening amid the epidemic.
“That’s a huge positive,” said Shea, who added, “Our radio calls are actually down — the ones that get funneled to the NYPD.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, meanwhile, has his own plans, saying Tuesday that he would dispatch state police to backfill sick NYPD cops.