Jill Neice Selected as Town of Pulaski’s Police Chief

Pulaski, Virginia – Interim Police Chief Jill Neice, who formerly served as the Pulaski Police Department’s Patrol Lieutenant, has been selected to serve as the Town of Pulaski’s next Police Chief. Out of 16 applicants that applied for the position, Neice was the unanimous choice of the interview panel. She is being sworn in at this evening’s Town Council meeting by Mayor Shannon Collins.
Neice was chosen to serve as the Interim Police Chief after the retirement of former Police Chief Gary Roche in June. Since that time, she has taken on her new responsibilities with an eagerness to serve Pulaski’s community with the same commitment and passion exhibited in her over 23 years of service with the Pulaski Police Department. Town Manager Darlene Burcham is thrilled to have Jill in the permanent role of Police Chief. “While not initially interested in the permanent position, Jill demonstrated during her two months as interim, the commitment, energy, and enthusiasm needed to lead the department in meeting the challenges that law enforcement officials will face in the future. She has clearly demonstrated a passion for the department and the town.”
Police Chief Neice graduated from New River Community College, with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Administration of Justice before attending Radford University and graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Her entire career in law enforcement has been spent with the Pulaski Police Department, honing her skills and developing a strong rapport with her colleagues and community.