State Police announce that Major Vincent T. Lightcap will serve as the 32nd Troop Commander of Troop D

ONEIDA, NY —  Acting New York State Police Superintendent Steven A. Nigrelli has appointed Major Vincent T. Lightcap, 48, of Hamburg, NY, as the 32nd Troop Commander of Troop D.

Major Lightcap began his career with the State Police on January 7, 2002, when he entered the New York State Police Academy.

In 2006, he was appointed to Investigator and was assigned to the Gaming Detail and then transferred to SP Amity in 2013 as a uniform Sergeant.

Major Lightcap was promoted to Lieutenant in December 2015 and was assigned to SP Watertown as Assistant Zone Commander, and in October 2017, transferred to SP North Syracuse as the Assistant Zone Commander.

In September of 2019, Major Lightcap was appointed to the rank of Captain and assigned to Troop D Headquarters as the Administrative Captain. In November 2021, he was transferred to Troop A – Troop A Headquarters in Batavia as Administrative Captain.

Major Lightcap grew up in Springville, NY, and is a 1997 graduate of Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.

Major Lightcap’s appointment to Troop D Commander was effective December 8, 2022. He replaces Major Michael S. TenEyck, who was promoted to Staff Inspector – Professional Standards Bureau in the Central Regional Office.

Major Lightcap’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.