About Us

Mike Payne, President of Payne Investigative Services, LLC has more than 25 years of experience as a legal investigator in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Mike Payne graduated from the University of Rhode Island and became a federal agent. He worked more than 25 years in federal law enforcement while also serving as a Special Agent in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Through this varied career, Mike has had extensive training and experience in operational and tactical planning, criminal investigations, and security assessment. With an active Top Secret Security Clearance, he has conducted investigations and participated in protective service missions throughout New England as well as in Washington, D.C. During his career, Mike has worked closely with state and local law enforcement officers as well as state and federal prosecutors throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Mike is a Licensed Private Detectives Association of Rhode Island member and has received numerous awards and commendations during his years in federal law enforcement, both from the agency he served as well as the United States Attorney’s Office and outside agencies he worked with in conducting criminal investigations.