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State Police appoint TenEyck as commander of Troop D, covering CNY

By Journal Staff (


ONEIDA, N.Y. — The New York State Police recently announced that Major Michael S. TenEyck, 50, of Fayetteville, has been appointed as the 31st troop commander of Troop D, which covers seven counties in Central New York.

TenEyck’s appointment to Troop D commander was made by New York State Police Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen and became effective on Nov. 11. TenEyck replaces Maj. Darrin S. Pitkin, who was promoted to assistant deputy superintendent at the Professional Standards Bureau in the State Police headquarters in Albany.

Maj. TenEyck’s command covers Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego counties. Operating from 27 facilities, the men and women of Troop D provide service to 167 towns, 89 villages, and five cities. The Troop D headquarters is located on Route 5 in Oneida.

TenEyck began his career with the New York State Police in January 1996, when he entered the 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 station.

TenEyck was promoted to lieutenant in June 2008 and was assigned in various positions such as BCI Field Command in Albany, assistant zone commander at the State Police Marcy station, Central Region Emergency Management, and supervised the Central New York Community Narcotics Enforcement Team.

In July 2016, TenEyck was appointed to the rank of captain and assigned to the State Police Professional Standards Bureau in the 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 SUNY Oswego.

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