Deveesha Magee recently joined the Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus as the new police chief.
Chief Magee began her career in law enforcement in 2001 with the Jackson State University Department of Public Safety. While employed at JSU, she served at the rank of sergeant, lieutenant, captain and assistant chief. In 2015, Chief Magee joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center Campus Police Department where she served as assistant chief of police until 2019. She has also worked for the City of Byram and City of Terry police departments.
Chief Magee graduated from Provine High School in Jackson prior to attending Jackson State University. Upon earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from JSU, she continued her education at Northcentral University. In August of 2022, Chief Magee completed her master’s in organizational leadership with a specialization in project management from Northcentral.
She is a member of Holy Temple Baptist Church located in Jackson, under the leadership of Dr. Audrey L. Hall.
“I serve in many capacities at my church,” Chief Magee said. “However, I most enjoy being the adult Sunday school teacher.”
In her free time, she enjoys watching sports; especially the Atlanta Braves and Dallas Cowboys. She likes to watch TV, listen to music, play videos games and partake in outdoor activities. Chief Magee also enjoys the holidays, spending time with her family traveling and exploring new places. Her family is originally from Tylertown and she is the oldest of three children. Chief Magee is a fur mom to an adorable Yorkie Poo named Bam Bam, as well.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve as chief of police,” Chief Magee said. “I look forward to working with this awesome community here at Holmes CC!”
IN THIS PHOTO: Pictured is the Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus’ newest staff member, Chief of Police Deveesha Magee.