Benton County, Oregon

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Benton County Sheriff's Office – Law Enforcement


Benton County is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley. It borders Polk County to the north, Lane County to the south, Linn County to the east and Lincoln County to the west.

Benton County is 677 square miles and has an approximate population of 86,000. About 59,000 live in the incorporated cities of Corvallis and Philomath, who have their own police departments. The rest live either in smaller towns or in the unincorporated areas of the county.

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.

The BCSO Law Enforcement Division is headed by a Captain with the following personnel:

  • (2) Lieutenants
  • (3) three Sergeants
  • (1) one Detective Sergeant
  • (1) one Corporals
  • (15) fifteen Deputies
  • (1) one Detective
  • (2) two Street Crime Detectives
  • (1) one Forest Patrol Deputy
  • (2) two School Resource Deputies
  • (1) one Investigative Aide

Captain Don Rogers

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Law Enforcement Programs

Patrol car on rural roadPrograms and teams in the Law Enforcement Division are:


patrol car Patrol is responsible for providing basic law enforcement services to the unincorporated areas of Benton County. Patrol deputies respond to calls for service, initiate investigations, enforce traffic laws, identify criminal activity, effect arrests, respond to civil emergencies, and prepare cases for criminal prosecution. In addition to the main office in downtown Corvallis, patrol deputies utilize a substation located in Monroe.




Investigations This group of deputies are highly trained professionals specializing in criminal investigation. Detectives are trained in crime scene reconstruction, evidence collection, analysis, interview and interrogation techniques, search and seizure, and warrant affidavit preparation. They are proficient in imagery, forensics, fingerprinting, and the use of the polygraph. The Law Enforcement Division maintains a crime clearance rate of over 50%, which is significantly above the national average.


Monroe Substation
672 Commercial St.
Monroe, OR 97456
Phone: 541-847-5100
Fax: 541-847-6120