WATERBURY — Col. Matthew T. Birmingham, director of the Vermont State Police, is announced Capt. Kevin Lane, commander of Staff Operations, to major/Support Services Division Commander at Headquarters.

Maj. Lane has served the people of Vermont for 22 years. He began his Vermont State Police career in 1999 as a trooper at the former Middlebury Barracks. Starting in 2002, he worked as a detective trooper in the Narcotics Investigation Unit — Northern Vermont Drug Task Force for four years, and as a detective trooper for two years in the Criminal Division Special Investigations Unit at the New Haven Barracks. In 2007, he was promoted to detective sergeant with the Narcotics Investigation Unit. He held that position for six years before earning a promotion to detective lieutenant as the Bureau of Criminal Investigations commander for Troop B — West at the Rutland Barracks in 2013. Two years later, he transferred to become the director of the Vermont Intelligence Center in Williston. In 2018, he was promoted to captain as commander of Special Investigations and Homeland Security at Headquarters. He transferred to Staff Operations Commander at Headquarters in July 2020.

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