Mayor Madden Announces the Promotion of Steven Barker to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police

Mayor Madden Announces the Promotion of Steven Barker to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police

Assistant Chief Barker has served with the Troy Police Department since 2009

TROY, NY (August 26, 2021) – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the promotion of Captain Steven M. Barker to the rank of Assistant Chief of the Troy Police Department.

Mayor Madden said, “The department will benefit greatly from the promotion of Captain Barker to this leadership position. He represents a new generation of law enforcement professionals who bring a wide range of skills and knowledge to their roles within the department. I am confident he will uphold the standards of excellence expected of our police department, and help shape the future of TPD in their mission to serve and protect the residents, families, and businesses of Troy.”

Assistant Chief Steven Barker said, “I am humbled to continue serving the residents and families of Troy as Assistant Chief of the Troy Police Department. With the support and assistance of my fellow officers, command staff, and department leadership, I will strive to meet the challenges and responsibilities that this new position entails. I thank Mayor Madden for this opportunity to serve the community, and look forward to moving our department forward.”

Chief of Police Daniel DeWolf said, “I welcome and congratulate Assistant Chief Barker on this exciting promotion. Steve has always led from the front and is well respected and admired by the department members and the community we serve. I’ve always been impressed with his dedication to the job and the compassion he shows to others. He will be a valued member of TPD’s command staff, and I look forward to working closely with him in managing and overseeing the continued growth and modernization of the department.”

Photo of Captain Steven Barker in his police officer uniform. The Troy Police Department seal is visible in the top right corner.

Assistant Chief Steven M. Barker has served with Troy PD for 12 years (2009). Barker previously held roles in patrol, investigations and training. Currently, Asst. Chief Barker commands the Technology & Grants unit, including the recent priorities of administering the deployment of the body-worn camera project and upgrades to the City’s street camera network. Additional assignments include alternate Patrol commander for the 2nd and 3rd platoons, public information officer and commander of the Homeland Security team. He is the recipient of several commendations, unit and division citations. Barker holds a BA in Public Administration and Information Technologies, and is a recent graduate of a 3 month NYS DCJS Evidence-based policing course led by George Mason University. He also recently completed the Gallagher-Westfall Group Leadership & Performance Management course, hosted by the New York State Police. Assistant Chief Barker was born, raised, and lives in the Capital District with his wife & daughter.

Details of the Assistant Chief promotion ceremony will be announced at a later date.


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Incorporated in 1816, the City of Troy is the seat of Rensselaer County government and the county’s largest municipality by population. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, the City boasts seven miles of waterfront, a largely-preserved historic downtown, diverse neighborhoods, and several major colleges and universities. Troy’s history as the nation’s largest manufacturer of detachable cuffs and collars earned the City’s nickname “the Collar City.” A former steel & iron manufacturing powerhouse of the 19th and early 20th century, the City is now home to a growing hub of tech, game development, restaurants, and retail.