MIDDLETOWN – Effective July 13, 2017, New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II has appointed Major Pierce V. Gallagher as the Commander of Troop F.
On March 28, 1988, Major Pierce Gallagher entered the New York State Police Academy. Upon graduating from the academy basic school, Major Gallagher was assigned to Troop F where he served as a road trooper until his promotion to investigator in January 1994.
In November 1997, Major Gallagher was promoted to the permanent rank of Sergeant and continued to serve as an investigator in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Troop F.
On June 6, 2002, Major Gallagher was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to New York City as the BCI Lieutenant. In 2003, he was assigned to the Internal Affairs Bureau, serving for a year, before returning to Troop F as Lieutenant in Zones 1 and 2.
On February 16, 2012, Major Gallagher was promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to Troop L in Nassau County.
In 2013, he was assigned to the Troop K BCI and in the fall of 2014, he returned to Troop F and took command of Troop F BCI.
Effective July 13, 2017, Major Joseph Tripodo was appointed to the position of Staff Inspector. He will be assigned to Division Headquarters, Field Command, BCI.
Captain Brian Shortall, currently the Zone 1 Commander, has been assigned as the BCI Captain of Troop F.