ONEIDA, NY — New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett has appointed Major Darrin S. Pitkin, 52, Dexter, NY, as the 30th Troop Commander of Troop D.
Major Pitkin began his career with the State Police on October 1, 1990, when he entered the New York State Police Academy.
In February 1996, he was promoted to Sergeant and in September of that year, he was promoted to Station Commander in Alexandria Bay. In July 1999 he was promoted to Zone Sergeant at SP Watertown, Zone 3 Headquarters.
After working as a Sergeant for four years, Major Pitkin was promoted to Lieutenant in February 2000 and was assigned to Troop D Headquarters in Oneida.
In January of 2004, Major Pitkin was appointed to the rank of Captain and assigned to Troop T Thruway – Zone 3 Headquarters in DeWitt. In May of 2004, he was transferred to Troop D Watertown as Zone 3 Commander.
Major Pitkin grew up in Dexter, NY, and is a 1989 graduate of the State University of New York at Potsdam, and in 2004, he earned a Master’s degree from Marist College. He is married and has three grown children.
Major Pitkin’s appointment to Troop D Commander was effective May 28, 2020. He replaces Major Philip T. Rougeux who was transferred to the Professional Standards Bureau in the central region as Acting Inspector. Major Pitkin’s command covers 7 counties in Central NY which include 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 5 cities.