New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett has appointed Major Ruben Anthony Oliver of Indian Lake, NY as the 27th Troop Commander of Troop B. Major Oliver started his career with the New York State Police on March 20, 1989, when he entered the New York State Police Academy.
In July 1999, Major Oliver was promoted to Sergeant. In January 2001 he was promoted to Station Commander and for the next 7 years he served at SP Tupper Lake, SP Indian Lake and SP Schroon Lake. In 2008, Major Oliver was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and he served on the Casino Detail at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, the Protective Services Unit, Troop G and the Office of Emergency Management. He was also designated as the Officer in Charge of the Mobile Field Unit in Troop G.
In November 2015, he was promoted to Captain and assigned to the Forensic Investigation Center at Division Headquarters in Albany. He was also assigned as a Captain at the State Police Academy in charge of the Promotional Exam Detail. Major Oliver was promoted to the rank of Major in December 2018 and assigned as the Director of Human Resources at Division Headquarters.
Major Oliver grew up in Staten Island. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1984 to 1988. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Major Oliver is married with four children.
Major Oliver’s appointment to Troop B Commander was effective May 28, 2020. He replaces Major Darrin S. Pitkin who has now been appointed the Troop D Commander.
Major Oliver’s command covers 5 counties in northern NY which includes St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Essex and a portion of Hamilton. Troop B operates from 21 installations. The men and women of Troop B provide service to 87 towns, 24 villages, and 2 cities.