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Meet the Sheriff

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Daron Hall was sworn-in as the 61st sheriff of Davidson County September 2002 – becoming the youngest sheriff since the formation of Metropolitan Government in 1963. He was elected to his fourth term in 2014.

During his 25-year criminal justice career, Hall has served Davidson County under three sheriffs. He is on the National Sheriffs’ Association’s Executive Board and Board of Directors; serving as that organization’s Sergeant-At-Arms and will become the first NSA president from the state of Tennessee. Additionally, he served as the 101st president of the American Correctional Association. Hall was the first sheriff ever elected to this position in the organization’s 141-year history and now is immediate past president. Seen as an expert in his field, Sheriff Hall has been interviewed by national and international media outlets including Fox News, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, NPR, the New York Times, New York Daily News, and Fortune Magazine.

He is currently a board member of the Exchange Club Family Center and additional affiliations with community organizations over the years include Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital; Senior Citizens, Inc.; Boy Scouts Council of Middle Tennessee; the Rochelle Center; and the Alcohol & Drug Council of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Nashville Prevention Partnership Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012, for his career-long commitment to battling substance abuse for those incarcerated and beyond.
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Ambassador of Hope Award, 2005, recognizing outstanding service to the mentally ill in criminal justice.
  • Women’s Political Caucus “Good Guy” Award, 2004, recognizing men who promote the cause and advancement of women.
  • Dismas, Inc. Jack Hickey Award, 2006, recognizing a lifetime commitment to justice and reconciliation.
  • Business Tennessee Magazine, named Top 40 Under 40.
  • The Tennessean, named Top 40 Under 40.
  • Leadership Nashville, Class of 2004.

Full biography

Sheriff Daron Hall being sworn in

Sheriff Oath of Office