LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Nashville-Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall was sworn-in Tuesday night as the 78th president of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA). He has served on the NSA’s board of directors and executive committee for more than 15 years, leading up to his election as president four years ago. Since that time, he has served as sergeant-at-arms, treasurer, secretary, and vice president. Hall is the first-ever NSA president from the state of Tennessee.
As he continues his local efforts to shine a spotlight on decriminalizing mental illness, over the next year he will also share his passion for this subject with sheriffs and others across the United States. Additionally, he will emphasize the importance of sheriffs operating safe, secure, and accredited jails, maintaining professional and certified staff, as well as continue NSA’s work to protect the office of sheriff.
“I am honored to represent this nation’s sheriffs. I look forward to working on critical law enforcement issues and, at the same time, share what I have learned in 30 years of criminal justice experience,” Hall said. “Although I have the title of NSA president, I would not be here if it wasn’t for the dedicated men and woman of the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office. They are the best in this country at what we do and deserve to be recognized.”
This isn’t the first time Hall has led a distinguished association. In 2010, he served as the 101st president of the international American Correctional Association, the nation’s largest and oldest organization of its kind.
Hall, a native Nashvillian, was sworn-in as the 61st sheriff of Davidson County September 2002 and elected to his fifth term in 2018. Upon conclusion of this term, he will be the longest-serving sheriff in Metropolitan Nashville’s history. He has made it a priority to focus on programming, treatment, and community involvement to ensure inmates become productive citizens. Over the past 10 years these efforts have resulted in a dramatic 32% decrease in the inmate population.