Cuomo nominates new superintendent for New York State Police

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated a senior officer with the New York State Police for its next superintendent.

Lt. Col. George P. Beach, who has been supervising the agency’s 3,200 uniformed troopers for the past three years, would replace Superintendent Joseph D’Amico.

His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

Chosen by Cuomo, D’Amico has headed the State Police since 2011. He’s a former New York PoliceDepartment deputy chief and was chief investigator of the attorney general’s office when Cuomo was attorney general.

He announced in April he was leaving for other undisclosed pursuits.

The governor’s office says Tuesday the 60-year-old Beach was recommended by a search committee.

A 33-year veteran of the agency, he rose through the ranks and has been a troop commander and staff inspector.

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