Joseph A. D'Amico was nominated by Governor Cuomo on December 22, 2010 and was unanimously confirmed by the New York State Senate as the 14th Superintendent of the New York State Police on January 31, 2011.
Prior to his confirmation as Superintendent, D'Amico served as Chief Investigator for the Office of the New York State Attorney General, where he oversaw and coordinated the efforts of 300 criminal and civil investigators statewide. These investigative units include the Organized Crime Task Force, the Auto Insurance Fraud Unit, the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Investigations Bureau.
Prior to that, Superintendent D'Amico had a 27-year career with the New York City Police Department, where he served in many patrol and investigative assignments in the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens, ultimately rising to the rank of Deputy Chief. He has commanded numerous high profile and extensive criminal investigations during the course of his NYPD and AG careers.
Among his many assignments with the New York City Police Department, D'Amico served as the Commanding Officer of the Police Commissioner's Real Time Crime Center. He was instrumental in developing a state of the art, 24-hour information and investigative support center to assist Detectives in solving violent crimes right from the scene of the crime. The Crime Center is a first of its kind project in US law enforcement. Prior to this position, he served as the Commanding Officer in the Deputy Commissioner of Operations, Manhattan South Detective Operations, Queens North Detective Operations, and Internal Affairs Bureau, Groups 21 and 41. He has also held the positions of Executive Officer in Detective Bureau Manhattan, and in the 43rd and 44th precincts.
Superintendent D'Amico received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the State University of New York, and he graduated from the Police Management Institute at Columbia University's School of Business. He resides in Rockland County with his wife Judith and their four children.