Meet the Sheriff

Sheriff Hughes has dedicated nearly four decades to his career in law enforcement. Beginning his journey with the Fairview Police Department in 1983, he soon transitioned to the Brentwood Police Department, where he served from February 1986 to February 2022. His roles within the Brentwood Police Department encompassed:

  • Patrol Officer: 1986 – 1990
  • Criminal Investigations Sergeant: 1990 – 2000
  • Tech/Support Services Lieutenant: 2000 – 2006
  • Tech/Support Services Captain: 2006 – 2010
  • Assistant Chief of Police: 2010 – 2012
  • Chief of Police: 2012 – 2022

Upon retiring, Sheriff Hughes held the esteemed position of being only the third Police Chief in the history of the Brentwood Police Department.

Sheriff Hughes earned his undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University, majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

Residing on his family farm just outside Fairview, which has been passed down through four generations, Sheriff Hughes remains deeply connected to his roots. He actively participates in the Walnut Street Church of Christ and holds lifetime memberships in several prestigious organizations, including the Brentwood Noon Rotary Club, Morris Heithcock Lodge #41 Fraternal Order of Police, and the NRA. Together with his girlfriend, Kim Michaud, Sheriff Hughes shares a profound love for animals, cherishing moments spent with their horses, dogs, and cats.