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State Police name new Commander for Western New York area

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Posted at 2:16 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 14:16:20-05

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WKBW) — There is a new "top-cop" in charge of the New York State Police division here in Western New York.

Major James M. Hall, a 25-year veteran of the New York State Police, has been named the Troop A Commander. Hall will oversee all State Police patrol and investigative units in the eight counties of Western New York.

Hall began his State Police career in 1994 as a uniformed officer and steadily climbed the ranks. He received a Bachelor Degree in Organizational Management from Houghton College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Marist College. He is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.