Benton County, Oregon

Making Benton County a Better Place to Live
Printed on Sep 03, 2015 @ 12:06 PM

Benton County Public Safety

The safety of our residents and visitors is the primary concern of Benton County government. It’s at the heart of everything we do. Young or old, rich or poor, we all deserve to live in a safe and caring community. From law enforcement and criminal prosecution to search and rescue operations and disaster response, Benton County is at your service, every day.

The District Attorney's Office

The District Attorney's Office continuously improves the fairness, efficiency, and effectiveness of our office and the justice system they serve. Our mission is to:

  • Protect the public from crime
  • Safeguard children from abuse and neglect
  • Enforce the right of children and families to receive child support
  • Assist and advise crime victims; and
  • Foster respect for the rule of law

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Willamette Criminal Justice Council

The Willamette Criminal Justice Council (WCJC) DUII Victim Impact Panel (VIP) of Benton County promotes community safety and establishes restorative justice.

Restorative justice as we define it in Benton County is a process that restores balance, elevates the status of victims, enhances the accountability of offenders and increases the level of participation by the community in the criminal justice system. Read more…

Medical Examiner

The Benton County Medical Examiner investigates and certifies the cause and manner of deaths requiring investigation. The District Attorney shares this responsibility. Read more…

Juvenile Department

Benton County's Juvenile Department protects the community through prevention and control of juvenile delinquency. We provide a continuum of supervision and rehabilitation services to youth and families referred to our department. Our approach balances three main goals: assuring the safety of our residents, holding youth accountable for their actions, and promoting competency and positive youth development. Read more…

The Sheriff's Office

In Oregon, the Sheriff is responsible for maintaining the peace within the county and is directly accountable to the people, as an elected official.

Operations run the gamut from law enforcement duties, to the delivery of civil papers, execution of court orders, incarceration of offenders and supervision of parole/probation clients, organizing search and rescue operations and preparing for and coordinating responses to man-made and natural disasters.

The Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement service to those citizens who live outside Corvallis, and Philomath. The main office is in Corvallis, and a sub-station located in Monroe.

Sheriff's Office divisions and responsibilities include:

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Emergency Management

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management, Search & Rescue Program provides planning, public education, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery services related to natural and human-caused disasters.

Staff also provides management of search and rescue services for Benton County and mutual aid support to other counties in Oregon, coordinating over 100 volunteer search and rescue and communications personnel. Read more…