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Division Fire Chief- Office of Fire Investigations

Jackson Fire DepartmentJFD Command Staff

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.






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