Alex Payne has been assigned as the Commissioner of the Department of Criminal Justice Training, where he began in 2018. He retired as a Sergeant with the Kentucky State Police in 2004 and during his tenure with KSP he served at Post 9, Pikeville, Post 16, Henderson, and the centralized Special Response Team and was the primary use of force instructor at the Kentucky State Police Academy. Mr. Payne previously served as Operations Major with the Jeffersontown Police Department and as a Law Enforcement Specialist with the Kentucky League of Cities. He has conducted training for police, military, security and civilian personnel all across the United States and other countries. He is continually used as an expert witness in court cases involving police use of force, police training and tactics.
Alex and his wife Sheila have five children, Caleb, Matthew, Morgan, Molly and Emma. They are members of Saint Gabriel the Archangel Parrish and live just outside of Jeffersontown in the Fern Creek area. He serves on the Curriculum Committee.