Lieutenant Colonel William R. Neill

Command - Administrative and Support Services Divisions

Lieutenant Colonel William R. Neill

Lieutenant Colonel William R. Neill

William (Bill) Neill, is a lifelong resident of South Carolina. He is a native of Beaufort, a graduate of Beaufort High School. In 1968 while attending college he enlisted in the United States Army and served with the 101 st Airborne Division, 2nd of the 506 Infantry, Viet Nam. Neill has a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 168.

Neill began his law enforcement career in 1971 with the Orangeburg Police Department, South Carolina serving for over 12 years in various positions from Patrolman to Acting Police Chief. 

From 1983 to 1988 Neill served as the Chief of Internal and Criminal Investigations and the Chief of Law Enforcement Operations at the Savannah River Site, United States Department of Energy; 1988 to 1993 the Chief of Police in Camden, South Carolina 1993 to 2000 the Chief of Police in Beaufort , South Carolina; 2000 to 2006 a Deputy Director with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety; 2006 to 2008 the Director of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy; and a Project Manager with the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center.