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Volunteer opportunities abound with the Benton County Sheriff's Office. Join our team!
The Sheriff's Auxiliary Team provides a cost effective resource that provides supplemental and community outreach efforts for the Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's Auxiliary members are not a substitute for fully trained and certified Sheriff's Deputies.
Sheriff's Auxiliary members are required to complete a 36-hour Citizen's Academy course, Defensive Driving training, and complete a four hour ride-along with a patrol deputy. Training covers basic aspects of law enforcement duties as they pertain to the Office of the Sheriff.
After successful completion of orientation and training, some of the duties performed by Sheriff's Auxiliary volunteers may include:
Persons interested in volunteering for the Sheriff's Auxiliary Team should expect to undergo a criminal background check and a detailed screening process before final consideration and acceptance into the program. Any person with a felony conviction need not apply.
Qualified persons interested in applying for service with the Sheriff's Auxiliary Team can download the Benton County Volunteer Application (PDF).
The volunteer works in the Patrol Division under the direction of various program supervisors. Duties may include:
• Contact with crime victims
• Compiling and evaluating crime incident
• Research projects
• Exposure to all aspects of law enforcement
• Data entry
The Reserve Deputy program is coordinated in conjunction with the Benton County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division. The reserve applicant goes through a screening process similar to that of a Deputy Sheriff applicant.
The Reserve Deputy is commissioned as a special deputy and may perform such duties as:
• Assisting deputies in routine patrol
• Crowd control at special events
• Being on call for assistance in event of emergencies
• Security check of vacant homes and businesses
• Transporting prisoners
See the Volunteers page for more opportunities to join the Sheriff's Office team.
The volunteer works with Benton County Community Corrections, assigned to the parole/probation office or the Transition Center. The volunteer will be trained in most functions of these offices and will be assigned to aid an officer in the management of a caseload. All volunteers must be 18 years of age, have a valid Oregon Driver's License (ODL) in good standing and pass a criminal background check.
Volunteer duties may include:
Additionally, the volunteer may be assigned to assist in a specialized caseload, such as:
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.