Michael J. Cerretto, 48, is the new commander of Troop A, New York State Police, which covers Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties.

A Navy veteran, Cerretto, 48, has been with the State Police for more than 26 years, starting as a uniform trooper in Troop E’s Monroe County.