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New NYS Police superintendent nominated

New York State Police

Governor 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 is a former New York Police Department deputy chief and was chief investigator of the attorney general's office when Cuomo was attorney general. 

D'Amico announced in April he was leaving for other undisclosed pursuits.

The governor's office said Tuesday the 60-year-old Beach was recommended by a search committee. A 33-year veteran of the agency, Beach rose through the ranks and has been a troop commander and staff inspector