Division Fire Chief- Office of Fire Investigations
Virgil Neely, Division Fire Chief
Virgil Neely is the Division Fire Chief of the Arson & Internal Affairs Division. Chief Virgil Neely began his career with the Jackson Fire Department in April of 1993.
Chief Neely is a product of Jackson Public Schools and after high school graduation Chief Neely attended “Thee I Love” Jackson State University where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. While at Jackson State University, Chief Neely received his commission into the United States Military as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Military Police.
Chief Neely has received both state and national certifications as a fire investigator. Chief Neely is also a certified law enforcement officer with many years of experience and training.
Chief Neely’s duties and responsibilities are to ensure that all investigations are completed and accurate in a timely manner. Chief Neely’s personal and professional goal ultimately is fundamental fairness for all.