I just noticed she quit....Couldn't even fire her NYPD cop arrested THREE times over past six months finally quits: sources BY Joseph Stepansky , Tobias Salinger NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 12:14 AM Updated: Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 4:54 AM NYPD Cop Arrested for Third Time in Less Than a Year: Police NY Daily News It’s tough to be a police officer when you’re wearing handcuffs. An NYPD cop who has been arrested three times in the past six months, but kept her job as the cases wound through the courts, has resigned. Officer Stacey Staniland, 29, busted twice for drug possession and once for burglary since December, left the NYPD Monday, sources said. The NYPD suspended the Staten Island cop each of the three times she was arrested, but now she’ll be free to fight the charges without trying to do a job upholding the law. Police say they caught her with a hypodermic needle and a controlled substance after she crashed her motorcycle in Staten Island on June 30. Stacey Staniland, a Staten Island NYPD officer, was arrested three times over the span of six months and finally resigned on Monday. Her fellow officers spotted the syringe in her purse when she searched for her identification, according to the NYPD. Her vehicle’s registration proved more elusive than the paraphernalia — she also got slapped with a driving an unregistered vehicle charge. A month earlier, officers in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, discovered more drugs and another hypodermic instrument on Staniland’s person, police say. She also faces drug charges from the May 13 arrest. But Staniland first ran afoul of her employer in December 2014. That’s when she allegedly lifted necklaces and bracelets belonging to her boyfriend’s mom from the woman’s Port Richmond home and pawned them. Law enforcement officials charged her with burglary, criminal possession of stolen property and petty larceny charges.