Law enforcement veteran named new leader of NY State Police


A veteran of the New York State Police has been named the new superintendent of the organization.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that he has nominated Keith Corlett to lead the department.

Corlett is now a deputy superintendent at the State Police and has more than 30 years of experience at the agency. He has worked in patrol and investigative divisions in addition to executive management.

He replaces current Superintendent George Beach, who is retiring.

Cuomo announced several other personnel changes on Friday, including the nomination of former Cuomo Chief of Staff Linda Lacewell as the new superintendent of the state Department of Financial Services.

The nominations require Senate confirmation.

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