Gerald Mollen, who had been Broome County district attorney for nearly three decades, is about to begin work in a new position.

Mollen has accepted a position as Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Mollen said he will be working in Albany. He said his first day on the job will be Monday (February 29).

Mollen said he is "looking forward to new challenges" after serving as district attorney since 1987.

Mollen said Criminal Justice Services works with police agencies and victims' services providers and prosecutor offices across the state. He said the division works to improve New York's criminal justice system.

Steven Cornwell defeated Mollen in the November election.

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