Stephen B. Ferrier was promoted to captain and designated commanding officer of Troop C, Weldon Spring, which covers Franklin County.

Col. Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announced the promotion of Ferrier earlier this month.

Ferrier joined the Patrol on Jan. 1, 1990, as a member of the 62nd Recruit Class. Upon graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Troop C, Zone 1, St. Louis County. He was promoted to corporal on May 1, 1995, and designated assistant zone supervisor of Troop C, Zone 11, Jefferson County. On Sept. 1, 1998, Ferrier transferred to Zone 7, St. Charles County.

He was promoted to sergeant on June 1, 1999, and designated zone supervisor of Zone 9, St. Charles County. Ferrier was promoted Sept. 1, 2011, to lieutenant and assigned to Troop C Headquarters.

Capt. Ferrier was raised in Quantico, Va., and graduated from North Stafford High School in Garrisonville, Va. Ferrier studied business management at both the University of Missouri in Columbia, and Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, before joining the Patrol. He earned an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Mineral Area College in Park Hills, in 1990. Capt. Ferrier is married and has two children.