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Darren Rider

Colonel of Boating and Law Enforcement,
TN Wildlife Resources Agency


​Hey all YA'll! I currently serve as the Colonel of the Boating and Law Enforcement Division for Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.  I have been in this position for the last 8 years and have 32 years of service with our Agency - all in Law Enforcement.

I have been involved with NASBLA since 2000 - serving on BIRAC as a committee member, Vice Chair for Training and Certification and Vice Chair for Law Enforcement.  I have also served on the Executive Board for eight years and was the President in 2016.  Currently I serve as the chair for VIRT and help out with the Awards program.  I have been the BLA for TN since 2010.

I am a member of PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals), meaning I like to hunt and fish and participate in those activities way too much - just ask my better half!​


Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
BS, 1985
Wildlife Management
1980 To 1985

Job History

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Colonel Boating and Law Enforcement
Nashville, TN, United States
April 1985 - present