Sergeant Chad D Payne is the Public Information Officer for the Dade County Sheriff's Office.


Sergeant Payne has been in law enforcement for 10 years, and has spent the majority of his career with the Rossville Police Department, before coming to the Dade County Sheriff's Office. He achieved his Public Information Officer Certification through the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, and his Peace Officer Certification through North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy. He has been in public safety for 15 years, with his career starting in Emergency Medical Services. Sergeant Payne is also a Certified C.H.A.M.P.S. Instructor, as well as a certified School Resource Officer.


Sergeant Payne is charged with maintaining communication with media outlets, disseminating information to the media, maintaining our social media page, and maintaining our website.


He can be reached by email at:

Public Information Officer

Sergeant Chad Payne