State police name new commander for Troop D in Oneida


State Police Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen has appointed Maj. Michael S. TenEyck, 50, of Fayetteville, Onondaga County, as the 31st Troop Commander of Troop D.

TenEyck began his career with the state police on Jan. 8, 1996, when he entered the New York State Police Academy. 

In August 2003, he was promoted to sergeant, and in 2006 he was appointed to investigator and was assigned to the Gaming Detail and then to State Police Lysander.  

TenEyck was promoted to lieutenant in June 2008 and was assigned in various positions such as Bureau of Criminal Investigations Field Command in Albany, Assistant Zone Commander at State Police Marcy, Central Region Emergency Management, and supervised the Central New York Community Narcotics Enforcement Team.

In July of 2016, TenEyck was appointed to the rank of captain and assigned to the Professional Standards Bureau – Western Region. In July 2017, he was transferred to Troop T Thruway — Zone 3 Headquarters in DeWitt as the Zone 3 Commander.

TenEyck grew up in Weedsport, and is a 1993 graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego. He is married and has two grown children.

TenEyck’s appointment to Troop D Commander was effective Nov. 11. He replaces Major Darrin S. Pitkin, who was promoted to Assistant Deputy Superintendent — Professional Standards Bureau in Albany Headquarters. 

TenEyck’s command covers seven counties in Central New York, including Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego. Operating from 27 facilities, the men and women of Troop D provide service to 167 towns, 89 villages, and five cities.


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