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Our History - 2000s

Timeline of Nashville / Davidson County

Prepared with information from the website of the Nashville Public Library and from research conducted at the Metropolitan Archives of Nashville and Davidson County.

Special thanks to members of the staff and management of the Metro Archives for their professionalism in helping to gather this information.

Year Events and Milestones
2000 The Titans play in the Super Bowl on January 30 and, although they do not win, downtown Nashville is essentially shut down on February 3 when the team is welcomed home with a ticker tape parade for its amazing first season.
2001 Metro Nashville/Davidson County announces its plan to make many of its services available on the internet.
2001 The administration of the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office becomes the first in America to be awarded national accreditation by the American Correctional Association.
2002 The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office‘s Criminal Justice Center Detention Facility is accredited by the American Correctional Association, making it the first agency of its kind in the United States to be 100% accredited.
2003 The DCSO hosts the National Sheriff’s Association conference for the first time in 20 years.
2004 Offender Re-Entry Center (ORC) opens as a 300-bed, minimum-security facility.
2004 DCSO offers Sober Ride program on St. Patrick’s Day for the first time ever.
2004 DCSO assumes responsibility of Pre-Trial Release and begins serving criminal warrants on those incarcerated (a function previously performed by Metro Police Dept.).
2005 Correctional Development Center – Female (CDC-F) opens as first stand-alone female facility in Davidson County.  The 510-bed facility has housing for multiple security levels and programs specifically tailored for female offenders.
2005 DCSO assumes hospital posts from Metro Police Dept.
2006 Daron Hall is elected to a second term.
2007 DCSO partners with the US Marine Corp to coordinate the first Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run to benefit less fortunate children in middle Tennessee.
2007 New “open booking” design unveiled after completion of a $2.5 million Criminal Justice Center booking room renovation.  Part of an overall $7 million CJC renovation/construction project.
2007 The DCSO becomes the first in Tennessee, and only the fourth in the U.S., to participate in the 287(g) jail model. Trained ICE deputies can now screen foreign-born arrestees to check legal status. 
2008 The Davidson County DUI School now operating under the DCSO and begins generating revenue for Metro Government
2009 Cell dog program for the female inmate population begins.
2009 DCSO takes responsibility for courthouse security contract.
2010 Historic flood hits Nashville as the Cumberland River escapes its bank and devastates businesses and homeowners.  DCSO responds with inmate work crews to save Nashville’s only operating water plant and gains national attention.
2010 Daron Hall is elected to a third term
2010 Daron Hall is elected as president of the American Correctional Association; the first sheriff in ACA’s more than 100-year history to serve in this position.
2011 Mobile Booking Unit begins operation to reduce inmate processing time and get officers back in Nashville neighborhoods quicker.
2011 Inmate daily population hits an all-time low.  The 300-bed Offender Re-Entry Center is closed as a housing facility.
2012 DCSO partners with Make-A-Smile organization to build a playground in a west Nashville neighborhood devastated by the historic 2010 flood.
2012 After participating in the 287(g) program for five years, seeing a 74 percent decline in the percentage of illegal aliens arrested, and processing more than 10,000 illegal immigrants charged with crimes, the DCSO does not renew its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.