Director, Public Safety & Operations
Marcus Neville brings to this role almost three decades of advanced experience in law enforcement, security and related operations and management. Most recently, Neville was employed as a Captain with the Hall County Sheriff’s Department, where he served in a variety of leadership roles as Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Scene Unit, Public Information Officers and the Hall County Detention Center. During his tenure with Hall County, Neville has focused on strengthening community relationships with law enforcement, with an emphasis on diverse communities that have traditionally not been at the table. Until 2014, Neville spent the previous 11 years managing security and operations under contract to the US State Department in Iraq and the US State Department and United Nations in Kosovo. In doing so, he managed more than 40 high-risk security and protection teams ensuring the safe movement of dignitaries and VIP personnel across high-threat areas, while supporting a staff of more than 1,000. He directed managers responsible for programs ranging from emergency preparedness, healthcare and intelligence analysis to training, facilities, equipment and logistics services. Prior to his work overseas, Neville was employed by the Hall County Sheriff’s office for 13, years, and started his career in 1988 with the University of Georgia Police Department. Neville earned his Master of Public Safety Administration at Columbus State University in 2017, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Brenau University, and an Associates of Science degree from Young Harris College.