Printed on May 23, 2013 @ 12:25 AM
Welcome to the the Benton County Sheriff's Office website. In Oregon, the Sheriff is responsible for maintaining the peace within the county and is directly accountable to the people, as an elected official. Many people are under the impression that our duties are primarily in the patrol of areas outside municipal city limits. This is not entirely the case.
While we do provide this service, our 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 job of managing such a diverse operation is a challenge.
“To provide professional service and protection with honor and integrity.”
“We are valued as an exceptional Sheriff’s Office.”
Consistently acts and behaves in ways which are in alignment with spoken values. Will do what’s right even if, at times, it requires personal sacrifice.
The quality of possessing and steadfastly adhering to high moral principles and/or professional standards.
Being in accordance with the accepted principles of right and wrong which govern the conduct of a profession.
The skill, competence and character expected of a member of a highly trained profession.
Since I took office in 2007, our office has collectively worked together to provide to the residents of Benton County a professional, respectful, ethical response to their public safety needs. I am very proud of the work the personnel of the Sheriff's Office has accomplished and couldn't ask for a better team to work with.
This website has been set up to be more effective and helpful for you as a resident of the county. Our mission and core values reflect our commitment to our constituents and we hope you will find our website helpful to your needs. Here are some of our many features on our site:
If you have witnessed illegal or suspicious activity, you can share that information by sending us a confidential e-mail. If you would prefer to leave a message on our anonymous tip line, you can call our Confidential Tips Line.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please take a look at our volunteer opportunities.
Learn what is new at the Sheriff's Office, projects we are working, recent accomplishments, etc. by subscribing to our electronic newsletter.
Participate in our annual Citizen's Academy to learn more about about what the Sheriff's Office does, why it is different than a police department, and all the services and responsibilities of your local Office.
Finally, let us know how you think we are doing by sending us an e-mail.
Thank you for your confidence in us,
Diana L. Simpson
Our mission is to provide professional service and protection with honor and integrity.
Our vision is we are valued as an exceptional Sheriff's Office.
Our values are honor, integrity, ethics, and professionalism.