Two newly hired Yorktown police officers – Jason Payne and Michael Caprio – were officially appointed and welcomed by town board members on Tuesday. Yorktown Police Chief Daniel McMahon introduced the two men who are joining the police force in town.
Jason Payne, a Walter Panas High School graduate, attended Sacred Heart University and graduated with a degree in business administration. After graduating from college, he went to work in the business sector. Then in 2010, he began his law enforcement career with the Federal Reserve Department in New York City. Payne previously worked at the Mt. Vernon Police Department before joining the Yorktown police force.
"I'm looking forward to starting here in Yorktown and getting to know everyone from the community," Payne said during a town board meeting last month when he was first introduced by town board members.
His effective date of hire was Aug. 19 at a salary of $49,565 annually.
Caprio, a graduate of Herbert H. Lehman High School, attended Westchester Community College. His desire to become a police officer was fueled while he worked for the New York Mets, where he had interactions with law enforcement, Chief McMahon said. Caprio began his law enforcement career in 2011 with the Mt. Vernon Police Department.
His effective date of hire is Sept. 19 at a salary of $49,565 annually.