Alumna Louise Kelton is nominated to be US Marshal
Cumberland University alumna Louise Kelton is nominated to be US Marshal
President Barack Obama has nominated Cumberland University alumna Louise W. Kelton to
serve as United States Marshal for the Middle District of Tennessee. Kelton is Deputy Chief of
Investigative Services with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, having served with
the agency 31 years.
A distinguished Cumberland alumna, Kelton graduated from the university with a Master of
Science in Public Service Management in 1999.
In an announcement released by the White House, Obama recognized the achievements of
Kelton and a marshal nominee for the District of Rhode Island, Jamie A. Hainsworth.
“These dedicated law enforcement officials have devoted their careers to serving and protecting
the American people, distinguishing themselves as the best and brightest at every turn,” Obama
said. “I am grateful for their service and honored to nominate them as United States Marshals.”
Kelton currently oversees the six divisions of Metropolitan Nashville’s Investigative Services
Bureau, having joined the agency in 1980. She served as the department’s Commander of the
North Precinct operations for four years before being appointed Deputy Chief in 2008.
“I am deeply honored to receive President Obama’s nomination for the post of Middle
Tennessee’s U.S. Marshal,” said Kelton, in a statement released by the Nashville police
department. “I have devoted my professional career to law enforcement in Nashville and am
proud to serve as a member of the Metropolitan Police Department. I now look forward to the
U.S. Senate’s confirmation process.”