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Marcus Neville to Join Midtown Alliance as Director of Public Safety and Operations

We are pleased to announce that Marcus Neville has joined the Midtown Alliance as our Director of Public Safety and Operations. Neville brings to this role almost three decades of advanced experience in law enforcement, security and related operations and management. He is expected to start later in September.

“I am excited to join the Midtown Alliance team and our partners who are committed to a safe and welcoming experience in our City and in Midtown,” Neville said.

“I am honored to have this great opportunity to step into a role like this with a solid foundation of successful programs and the public and private partnerships that we can continue to work together to advance and build on.”

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 is completing his Master of Public Safety Administration at Columbus State University (Dec 2017), holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Brenau University, and an Associates of Science from Young Harris College.

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