February 19, 2014
Sunday, February 16th, Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter promoted First Sergeant Jeff Payne to the rank of Lieutenant to serve as commander of the Indiana State Police Indianapolis District. Payne was selected after competing in a stringent written and oral interview process. The Indianapolis District is comprised of seven counties; Marion, Shelby, Boone, Hamilton, Johnson, Hendricks, and Hancock.
Payne is a native of Morgan County and a 1984 graduate of Eminence High School. He attended Vincennes University and graduated with an associate’s degree in 1986.
Payne began his law enforcement career in 1988 upon graduation from the 46th Indiana State Police Academy. He was assigned to the Putnamville Post and patrolled Morgan County until receiving a promotion to Corporal in 2004. In 2005, he was promoted to Sergeant to serve as a District Squad leader in Marion County at the Indianapolis District and in 2011 he was promoted to First Sergeant to serve as assistant commander at the Indianapolis Post..
Lieutenant Payne will be the District Commander at the Indiana State Police Indianapolis District 52 Post and will be responsible for 85 employees, both enforcement and civilian.
Lieutenant Payne resides with his wife Mischa and three children in Morgan County.