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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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