NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2017
Harrisburg, PA – State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker has promoted Douglas J. Burig, a native of Elkton, Maryland, to major and assigned him as the director of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. He most recently served as the director of the Intelligence Division in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Major Burig enlisted in the state police in 1995. Upon graduating from the academy, he was assigned to Troop J, Lancaster. As he progressed through the ranks, Major Burig served in Troops J and H and the Bureaus of Forensic Services and Criminal Investigation. He served in the Criminal Investigation Units in the Lancaster, Avondale and Carlisle Stations and as the commander of the Analytical Intelligence Section. Major Burig was an Amber Alert designee and a member of the All-Hazards Incident Management Team. He was promoted to corporal in 2004, sergeant in 2005, lieutenant in 2008 and captain in 2013.
Major Burig earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Salisbury University and a master of science degree in administration of justice and homeland security from Wilmington University.
He is also a graduate of the 255th session of the FBI National Academy and attending the FBI’s International Leadership in Counterterrorism Program.
Major Burig and his wife, Dana, have two children and reside in West Lampeter Township, Lancaster County.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Ryan Tarkowski or Cpl. Adam Reed, 717-783-5556
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