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    Deputy Chief Kiddle is the Chief of Administration and Investigations.  Deputy Chief Kiddle has been a member of the GRPD since 1992 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice, both from Michigan State University.  His duties as an officer included assignments in Patrol, the Detective Unit, the Staff Services Bureau, and the Training Bureau.  He also served as a Field Training Officer during this time.  After being promoted to Sergeant, in 1999, Deputy Chief Kiddle worked as a patrol supervisor and as the Coordinator of Special Events, and with his promotion to Lieutenant, in 2004, he held the roles of Watch Commander, Administrative Lieutenant assigned to the East Service Area, and Commander of the Internal Affairs Unit.  Deputy Chief Kiddle was named Acting Captain in September 2007, and was assigned as the Commander of the Support Services Division.  He continued in this role after his promotion to Captain in April 2008 and served in that position until his promotion to Deputy Chief.  Deputy Chief Kiddle is a graduate of the 241st Session of the FBI National Academy, the Central Michigan University Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute, and Leadership Grand Rapids. 
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    Deputy Police Chief Eric Payne​

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    Deputy Police Chief Payne is the Chief of Operations.  Deputy Chief Payne has been a member of the GRPD since 1987 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Grand Valley State University.  His duties as an officer included assignments in Patrol, the Detective Unit, and the Vice Unit.  After being promoted Sergeant, in 1998, Deputy Chief Payne worked as a Patrol supervisor, and with his promotion to Lieutenant, in 2004, he held the roles of Watch Commander and Administrative Lieutenant for the South Service Area.  Deputy Chief Payne was promoted to Captain in April 2008, and became the commander of the South Service Area and continued in that role until September 2014, when he returned to the Investigative Division as its commander, overseeing the Detective Unit, Vice Unit, and Forensic Services Team.  He assumed his current position with his promotion to Deputy Chief, in September 2017.  Deputy Chief Payne has been a member of the department’s Crisis Negotiation Team since 1992 and has served as its commander since 2010.  He is a graduate of the department’s Leadership Institute and the Central Michigan Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute 

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