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Arson - Internal Affairs
Bureau of Investigations Team
The Jackson Fire Department has a unique group of personnel in the Bureau of Investigations. The duties of this six-member team are:
  • Fire / Arson Investigations
  • Fire Death Investigations
  • Internal Affairs
  • Pre-Employment Background Investigations
  • Municipal and County Courtroom Testimonies
  • Depositions


All members of the Bureau of Investigations team meet the following requirements:
  • Served a minimum of two years as a firefighter.
  • Are State Certified Fire Investigators through the State Fire Academy in Pearl, MS.
  • Are sworn police officers.
  • Participated in additional training through the Jackson Police Academy; the State Fire Academy; Mississippi Fire Investigators' semi-annual seminars; the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland; and the A.T.F. Fire Investigation Academy in Glencoe, Georgia.

At least one of our Investigators have expertise as certified Fire Investigators through the International Association of Arson Investigators, A.T.F. K-9 dog handlers, Bomb and Explosive Device Technique experts, and state-licensed polygraph examiners.

Additional Information & Contact
Jackson Fire/ Arson Investigators are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have any information on any arson fire, please call 601-960-2093 at any time, and ask to speak with the on-call investigator. If you wish to speak directly with an investigator, call 601-960-1220.