George P. Beach II became the 15th Superintendent of the New York State Police on June 9, 2016. As Superintendent, he commands more than 5,000 troopers, investigators and civilian support staff who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to New Yorkers and other law enforcement agencies across the state.
Superintendent Beach oversees the uniform force operations including patrol and general law enforcement, highway safety and traffic enforcement, as well as the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Office of Counter Terrorism which includes the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC).
Since 2013, Superintendent Beach served in the State Police as a Lieutenant Colonel, where he supervised, managed and led a uniformed force of 3,200. In this senior role, Superintendent Beach was an executive committee member of the policy development team and a technology working group co-chair. He also worked closely with the superintendent of State Police and state government officials to coordinate resources, exchange information and manage statewide emergency response efforts.
Previously, Superintendent Beach worked as staff inspector for the New York State Police. From 2007 - 2013, he managed internal affairs and audits for 1,000 sworn members and civilian staff of the State Police, and served as the reviewing official on evaluations and integrity issues.
Throughout his career, Superintendent Beach has served in a number of roles for the New York State Police, including as commander of Troop T for the New York State Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation. Prior to that, he was the captain in Troop D and Troop F, overseeing 100 sworn members and providing police services to a diverse group of communities in a three-county area. Superintendent Beach was also a sergeant, and later lieutenant, with Troop T and Troop F from 1987 - 1992.
Superintendent Beach began his career as a firefighter in Irvington, New Jersey at the Municipal Fire Department. He graduated from the New York State Police Academy in 1983 and the FBI National Academy in 1992. Superintendent Beach is a graduate of the University of Idaho, and holds a master's degree in criminal justice administration from the State University at Albany New York.