If you really and truly believe that you can’t keep New York City safe with constitutional means of policing, why not step aside and let someone else try it? I don’t think Charlie Beck, who has kept violence here in Los Angeles moving steadily down with a much smaller force (per capita) than yours, and done so without making a fetish of stop-and-frisk, has any interest in leaving LA – and of course all of us here hope he won’t – but Ed Flynn, who has a long record of successful and lawful crime-fighting, might be tired enough of dealing with Scott Walker to consider leaving Milwaukee.
P.s. Of course, it’s entirely possible that you were just talking trash. If so, you could just get back to managing the Department. But maybe, after 43 years on the force, it’s time for a well-earned retirement. I think the phrase is “been on the job too long.”