Dedication to Public Safety
During his nearly 12 years in office, Sheriff Daron Hall has worked passionately to make public safety a priority. Recognized nationally as a top agency under the leadership of Sheriff Hall, the Davidson County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) manages the security of 2,800 inmates each and every day.
In 2011, Sheriff Hall implemented the first Mobile Booking Unit (MBU) in Nashville. The MBU reduces processing times for intakes and, more importantly, gets police officers back into the community, where they are needed most. A second mobile booking unit is nearing completion.
Sheriff Hall's decision to participate in the national 287(g) program in 2007 reduced the percentage of illegal arrestees in Davidson County by 80 percent, eliminating the need for the program by October 2012.
Reducing recidivism rates remains a priority for Sheriff Hall. His innovative approach to inmate programming is designed to benefit all offenders, from those with addictions to those who simply need job or parenting skills. These programs, when utilized, can reduce an individuals chances of committing more crimes and returning to jail by 30 or more percent. As a result, the DCSO now has the largest state licensed alcohol and drug treatment program.
Proven Leadership through Public Service
Sheriff Hall also takes his duty as a public servant very seriously. As sheriff, Daron Hall is responsible for $80 million taxpayer dollars annually, including jobs for 1,200 DCSO and contracted employees. The DCSO proudly boasts one of the lowest officer turnover rates in the country at 11 percent.
Additionally, over the last 12 years, Sheriff Hall has assisted Metro Government run as efficiently as possible by absorbing responsibilities from other agencies. These include hospital posts, serving criminal warrants on incarcerated individuals, the orders of protection unit, courthouse security and DNA swabs. These duties, along with booking, keep approximately 122 police officers in the community and save Metro nearly $4 million.
Sheriff Hall has implemented a variety of programs during his time in office to support the Nashville community at large. These programs, which include Sheriff's Safety Days, St. Patrick's Day Sober Ride, the Toys for Tots motorcycle run, child fingerprinting, and many more are a way for the agency to help give back to the city. Sheriff Hall is extremely proud of the men and women of the DCSO who volunteer their time for these efforts.
Sheriff Hall is seen as an expert in his field, and 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 also asked to speak on topics in the corrections industry regularly, and was recently asked to speak at a Regional Organized Crime Information Center event regarding narcotics and their effect on crime and incarceration rates.
- President of the American Correctional Association - the first sheriff elected to this position in the organization's history.
- One of the first people in the county to receive the designation of Certified Jail Manager by the American Jail Association.
- Member of the National Sheriff's Association's Executive Board and Board of Directors.
- Appointed by Governor Bill Haslam in 2014 to the Tennessee Human Trafficking Task Force. Sheriff Hall is the only sheriff on the task force and serves as the Tennessee Sheriffs' Association representative.
Other Recognitions & Awards
- Lifetime Achievement Award - Nashville Prevention Partnership (2012)
- Jack Hickey Award - Dismas Nashville (2006)
- Ambassador of Hope Award - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (2005)
- Good Guy Award - Women's Political Caucus (2005)
- 40 Under 40 - Business Tennessee (2004)
- Top 40 Under 40 - The Tennessean (2003)