The top cop on the Upper West Side is hanging up his holster — just as the 20th Precinct is facing a spike in serious crime.
Deputy Inspector Timothy Malin, the precinct’s commander, on Monday announced his retirement, effective Feb. 13.
So far this year, the seven serious index crimes tracked by the NYPD are up 42 percent in the precinct over the same time frame last year — and both robberies and grand larcenies are up at least 50 percent.
Malin, who has been with the NYPD for 20 years, confirmed his retirement to The Post, and said he’ll start his new job at an unnamed “institution” later this month.
“I’m not going far,” he said. “I feel like I’m going out on top. The 20th is a great place to retire from.”