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Dillard H. Hughes started his career in law enforcement with the University of Georgia Campus Police in 1983. He went on to serve as a patrolman for the former City of Athens police Department. In 1987, Dillard joined the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department in Lawrenceville, Georgia where he has served for the last 14 years. He is currently a Lieutenant and former Watch Commander. Most recently, he has been assigned as an operations supervisor in the Detention Division on the evening watch.  Dillard Hughes attended the University of Georgia and majored in English/Education. His career began as a way to pay for his education as a teacher but turned into a full time job that has now spanned over eighteen years.


Dillard H. Hughes’ novel, The Nash Chronicles, is about “A seventeen-year veteran with the Athens Police Department is brutally murdered while investigating an open door at a closed business. Lieutenant Alton Nash investigates and uncovers corrupt officers, a nasty drug lord, and does battle with a Mafia assassin.”


One reader of The Nash Chronicles said, “I thoroughly enjoyed the Nash Chronicles. At first I was unsure of the book, but once I started reading I couldn't put it down. The characters in the story come to life and you can begin to understand the aspects of their lives. This book really gets into the lifestyle of law enforcement not what Hollywood wants to make you believe. The suspense the story creates keeps you hungry for more. The twist at the end is what I remember most about the book, but I won't give it away.”

One reader of The Nash Chronicles said “This book grabs you from the very first chapter and doesn’t let you go until the surprising conclusion!! It is non-stop action written about a law enforcement investigation by a well seasoned Law Enforcement Officer. Don't miss this one, you won't be able to put it down!”

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About the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department

Gwinnett County is located 30 miles northeast of Atlanta, Georgia.  The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department is organized into a number of divisions such as Court Security, Jail, Administrative and Field Operations.  According to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department, “The Administrative Division responsibilities include the management of finances, human resources, policies and procedures, public relations and other duties as required for the overall operation of the department.

The Field Operations Division is responsible for the processing and serving of all criminal warrants as well as service requests made by other agencies or jurisdictions.  This division also houses the Fugitive Unit, Family Violence Unit and Sexual Violator Unit. The Division’s Uniform Section is responsible for serving all criminal warrants issued by the courts, as well as handling warrant execution requests made by other agencies or jurisdictions. This section is also responsible for all out of state extraditions.

A Fugitive Unit was established in 1997 to locate dangerous high profile fugitives from justice.  Since that time, this unit has made many high profile fugitive arrests including the arrest of a suspect in an 8-year-old murder case and a suspect charged with 23 counts of sexually explicit conduct with children. The Fugitive Section is responsible for locating and arresting dangerous high profile fugitives and won the Unit of the Year award in Gwinnett County in 2007.

The Family Violence Section is responsible for serving all domestic violence court orders such as evictions, temporary restraining orders, and simple assaults. This section works closely with the Courts as well as Victim Advocacy groups. The Sexual Violator Section of the Division is responsible for the tracking and verification of all sex offenders in Gwinnett County. As of April 2007, there were more than 300 registered sex offenders living in Gwinnett that this unit must monitor.”

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