Lieutenant Troyer began his career as a patrol officer. with the Cortland City Police Department in September 1979. Lieutenant Troyer served as a patrol officer until May, 1993 when he was promoted to Uniform Sergeant. As a Uniform Sergeant, Lt. Troyer was responsible for supervising the activities of patrol officers on an assigned shift according to established policies and procedures. In May of 1994, Lt. Troyer was transferred to the Detective Division. As a Detective, Lt. Troyer received extensive training in the areas of sexual abuse, child abuse, homicides, evidence handling, and crime scene investigations. He is a certified Hostage Negotiator and Forensic Interviewer. August 2010, Lt. Troyer was promoted to his present position as Detective Lieutenant where he oversees the departments Criminal Investigation Division and serves as the department's Public Information Officer.
Lt. Troyer graduated from Niagara Wheatfield High School in 1974. He continued his education at Niagara County Community College where he earned an AA degree in Criminal Justice and earned a BS in Criminal Justice from the State University at Brockport in 1978.
Lt. Troyer resides in the Town of Cortlandville with his wife and two children.