ATTENTION JACKSON RESIDENTS: Mayor Lumumba has issued a STAY AT HOME ORDER for the City of Jackson to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, which will take effect Friday, April 3, 2020, at 12:00 am. As a precaution, City Hall and all non-essential city government offices, including our Senior Community Centers and Early Childhood Development Centers will be closed until April 17, 2020. Public gatherings of 10 or more people are strictly prohibited. Restaurants may only operate as take-out, drive-through, or delivery service only. Please continue to exercise proper hygiene and social distancing. Information for more resources may be found here.

Fire Investigations

Mission

The Office of Fire Investigations is dedicated to providing professional quality investigation services to meet the needs of our community. We will achieve this by creating an atmosphere that encourages innovation, professional development, and diversity. Our values are professionalism, courage, dedication, integrity, and compassion.

The Office of Fire Investigations is comprised of a team of experienced firefighters who are highly trained in fire and arson investigations. Our experienced firefighters serve in the position of a fire investigator and are also sworn law enforcement officers with arresting powers. If a fire's origin is considered to be accidental, the investigations by our fire investigators are complete and insurance company investigators will take over. If a fire is considered to be the result of the crime of Arson, our fire investigators will keep control of the case until someone is charged with the crime of Arson. All unsolved Arson related cases will remain under investigation indefinitely since the crime of Arson has no statute of limitations.

Arson

Arson is a crime that involves a person(s) intentionally burning and damaging property to inflict damage, harm or the opportunity to gain insurance compensation. Investigators of the Jackson Fire Department investigate hundreds of these fires each yearly that are determined to be intentionally set. These types of fires are responsible for a large percentage of the annual fire loss within our city, as a result, affecting everyone within our communities. Burned structures blight our neighborhoods, lowering property values which cause our insurance rates to potentially increase.

Please help us to keep our City of Jackson communities safe in the fight against the crime of Arson.

If you have information concerning these types of fires in our community, you can assist investigators by contacting our office at (601)960-1220. Our dedicated and diligent working Investigators would like to hold the person(s) accountable for committing these types of crimes, but we need the community’s help. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at (601)355-8477. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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