33- YEAR VETERAN IN CHARGE
SIDNEY – State Police Capt. William F. McEvoy has been promoted to major and appointed commander of Troop C, which covers Otsego County and includes the barracks at Oneonta.
One of his first responsibilities will be to host the public at a Centennial Open House 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Troop C headquarters, Route 7, Sidney.
In a varied career that began at Troop C in 1984, he also served for a short time as zone commander of the Oneonta Barracks.
In 1989, Major McEvoy was promoted to investigator and assigned to the Drug Enforcement Task Force in New York City. In 1991, he returned to Troop C and was assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. In 2000, he was promoted to sergeant and then in 2005 to Senior Investigator.
In 2007, McEvoy was promoted to lieutenant and assigned to the Professional Standards Unit before returning to Troop C as a BCI lieutenant. In 2012, McEvoy was promoted to captain and assigned to the Professional Standards Unit, then the Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, then Troop C in 2015, serving as the zone commander in Oneonta and then Binghamton.
His most recent assignment was BCI Captain, assigned to Troop C Headquarters in Sidney.
Born in The Bronx, his family moved to the Binghamton area when he was 8, and he was raised there in has lived in the area since. He is married and has two children.
In addition to Otsego, Troop C covers six other counties, Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Tioga, and Tompkins.
McEvoy succeeds Maj. James E. Barnes, who was promoted to the rank of staff inspector and has assigned him to Field Command-BCI at Division Headquarters in Albany.