Kevin M. Payne was recently promoted to the position of chief jail administrator at the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department in Lockport, N.Y. Payne is a 25-year veteran with the sheriff’s office. He began work with the office in 1988 and was promoted to tour captain in 1996.
Payne’s responsibilities as chief jail administrator will include managing a daily count of about 500 inmates, pre-trial and sentenced, as well as working on day-to-day administration of the facility’s maintenance, operations, budgeting and inmate policies. Other duties involve participating in recruitment hiring functions and managing various personnel. This includes working with a staff of 29 full-time members, 23 part-time members and 30 maintenance employees.