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Sheriff Hill and Family

Sheriff David W. Hill is a native son of Nelson County, VA. His family has been living in and serving Nelson County since it's formation. Sheriff Hill's track record proves that he's service oriented and an achiever, expecting the same of our Sheriff's Office personnel. 

Sheriff Hill has been married to Lindsey N. Hill for 17 years. Since being elected in 2015, Sheriff Hill and Lindsey are now parents to two young daughters, ages 5 and 4. Before being elected as Sheriff, he vowed to continue protecting our youth and citizens, he wants the same safety for for his children, family and friends.  



Graduate of Nelson County High School

Throughout his formative years, Sheriff Hill served alongside his peers in extracurricular programs such as the FFA and as a competitive athlete on sports teams. 


B.S. Criminal Justice
Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA 

Sheriff David W. Hill was an honor student at Ferrum College and was on the Ferrum Baseball Team. 


M.Ed. School Counseling
Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA 

While working full-time as a Narcotics Investigator, he took on a full case load of graduate level courses for several years. His goal was to return home to Nelson County and use his education and training to benefit the Nelson citizens. 

Professional Work Experience


Nelson County Public Schools

Substitute Teacher

After undergraduate school, Sheriff David W. Hill served as a substitute teacher at Nelson Middle and Nelson County High School. He continued to fill in over the years as time allowed. 


Nelson County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff David W. Hill attended Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy and has maintained his DCJS law enforcement certification for the last 19 years. He started his career as a deputy with Nelson County Sheriff's Office under the administration of Sheriff Gary L. Brantley. 


Amherst County Sheriff's Office 

While attending Lynchburg College as a graduate student, he worked as a Field Operations Deputy under the administration of Sheriff L.J. "Jimmy" Ayers III. Shortly after joining the agency, Hill was promoted as a Investigator within the Narcotics and Street Crimes Division. After obtaining his M.Ed., he continued to serve as an Auxiliary Deputy with the Amherst Sheriff's Office. 


Nelson County Public Schools

Professional School Counselor

While serving as a Professional School Counselor in the Nelson County Public School System, he continued to see deficiencies within our community that affects families such as domestic violence and illegal drug activities.  These encounters continued to fuel his internal desire to return to the Nelson Sheriff's Office one day as Sheriff and address the community's needs.  



Nelson County, VA 

Sheriff Hill was elected in 2015 as a "True" Independent Sheriff. He was re-elected in 2019, now approaching the end of a second term. He is the first Nelson County Sheriff to become a VSIC Certified Sheriff and most recently obtained recertification through Virginia Sheriff's Institute and Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Sheriff David W. Hill is devoted to serving the citizens of Nelson County. 

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