Friday, April 8, 2016

NY: State Police Superintendent to leave job

Joseph A. D’Amico has served as Superintendent since January, 2011. Previously, he served for three years under Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. The Superintendent announced to staff today that he is planning to retire from state service to pursue other opportunities,  and that a search will be commencing for a new Superintendent. Mr. D’Amico will be in place through that transition. 

Statement from Superintendent D’Amico:
“I have been fortunate to serve the public in law enforcement for the past 35 years, both for New York City and the State, and it has been a tremendous honor and privilege to lead the men and women of the State Police.  I thank Governor Cuomo and his administration for the opportunity to serve and lead the State Police through numerous challenges. I also want to thank the brave men and women of the State Police for their professionalism and service to the people of this great State. I look forward to pursuing other opportunities, but I will truly miss all of those I met along the way, including the members of the public who have always been supportive. I believe the past six years have seen the State Police grow in stature and capacity and I thank the Governor for his unwavering support.”

Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo: 
“Joe is an outstanding public servant who has done great work in both the Attorney General’s office and as Superintendent of State Police. He has led the State Police through hurricanes, snow storms, anti-terrorism actions, prison breaks, and manhunts. There is no doubt he has led the State Police to a higher level. I am going to miss him both professionally and personally and I thank him for the kindness he has shown to me, as well as to the people of the State of New York. I understand he has other needs to fulfill after nine years of service, and I wish him and his family well on this next chapter.”