John Nichols is the Chief Deputy, as well as the Narcotics Officer for the Department. John has over 14 years experience as a Law Enforcement Officer with numerous hours of training. John is also a Drug reconigition expert (D.R.E.) officer and K-9 Handler. His duties are to oversee the Criminal Investigation Division, investigate illeagel activities in Perry County, assist patrol, and assist other Law Enforcement Agencies within the Perry County Sheriff's Office.
Terry Payne has been with the Department since March of 2010. Terry has over 23 years of Law Enforcement experience. Terry is a Drug Recognition Expert (D.R.E.), he has been trained in S.W.A.T., Terrorisiom, Crisis Negotiations, Incident Command, he is also a Law Enforcement Instructor, etc. Terry's duties are to investigate illeagal activities in Perry County, assist patrol, and to assist other Law Enforcement agencies within Perry County Sheriff's Office.