New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II has appointed Major Robert M. Nuzzo as the 32nd Troop Commander of Troop K.
Major Nuzzo began his career with the State Police in 1987 as a Trooper assigned to Troop K and transferred to Troop F the following year. He served as a Trooper in Ulster County until his promotion to Sergeant in 1994 and remained in Troop F. In 2001, he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to Troop L in charge of security for the 2002 US Open Golf Championship. After that assignment, Major Nuzzo returned to Troop F as the Assistant Zone 3 Commander serving Ulster and Greene counties. He was appointed as Captain Special Services in 2006, a position he held until 2010 when he returned to Troop K as the Administrative Captain at Troop Headquarters and then as the Zone 2 Commander serving Dutchess and Putnam counties. In 2012, Nuzzo returned to Troop F as the Zone 3 Commander. He was promoted to Major Special Operations in 2015.
In addition to the US Open Golf Championship, Major Nuzzo held supervisory roles at the Woodstock 1994 and 1999 Music Festivals and was part of the New York State Police Response Detail assigned to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Major Nuzzo's appointment as Troop K Commander is effective August 25th. He replaces Major Robin H. Benziger who will go on to serve the Division of State Police in the Office of Employee Relations.