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James Confirmed as State Police Superintendent


The New York State Senate confirmed Steven G. James as New York State Police Superintendent on Thursday.

New York State Police Superintendent Steven G. James said, “I am profoundly grateful to Governor Hochul and the New York State Senate for the opportunity to serve as the 18th New York State police superintendent. I remain committed to fostering trust, collaboration, professionalism and accountability within our agency to better serve the people of our great state.”

Superintendent James has served with the New York State Police for more than 32 years, including more than two decades in a leadership role. Most recently, he served as Deputy Superintendent for Employee Relations and has also served as Assistant Deputy Superintendent, Staff Inspector, Major, Captain, Lieutenant, Senior Investigator, Sergeant, Investigator and Trooper. He holds a B.S. in Psychology from SUNY Albany and a master’s in public administration from Marist College.

“Public safety is my top priority and Superintendent James has been a critical partner in these efforts,” Governor Hochul said. “The New York State Police does extraordinary work to fight crime and keep people safe, and I am confident Superintendent James will continue and expand on these efforts.”

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