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About the New York State Police

Proudly Serving Since 1917
Serve, Protect & Defend the People of New York

Established in 1917, the New York State police proudly serves, protects and defends the people of New York, while preserving the rights and dignity of all.

Integrity, respect, customer service and leadership are the foundations we continue to build upon in order to serve to the best of our abilities.

Mission and Values
The New York State Police works to ensure the safety of the state's roadways, prevent and investigate crime, prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters and provide support to other law enforcement agencies.

Proudly Serving Since 1917

Steven G. James

Steven G. James was appointed Superintendent on April 4, 2024, and leads almost 6,000 New York State Police sworn members and non-sworn staff. James entered State Police service in 1987. He has served with the New York State Police for more than 32 years and has spent more than two decades of his career in leadership roles.

Most recently, he served as Deputy Superintendent of Employee Relations where he oversaw the Division wide Employee Relations Section, which entails the employee assistance program (EAP), recruitment, member hiring, statewide training, the training academy, entrance examinations, promotional examinations, the EEO Section, health benefits, attendance and leave, medical monitoring, the military liaison unit, payroll, the personnel section, contract negotiations, forensic media and photography/video production sections.

Superintendent James has also served as a Trooper, Investigator, Sergeant, Senior Investigator, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Staff Inspector, Assistant Deputy Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent. These ranks encompassed various assignments throughout the state including Criminal Investigations, Field Command, Narcotics Enforcement, and Internal Affairs/Professional Standards Bureau.

He has served as a member of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and the Northeast Chiefs of Police Association.

He attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the State University at Albany and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Marist College.
Superintendent James
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