Benton County Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputies are the first responders to emergency and critical incidents. They identify criminal activity, effect arrests, initiate investigations, enforce traffic laws, respond to civil emergencies, and prepare cases for criminal prosecution.
Deputies patrol 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. They may also be called in to work on their day off or during their sleep period to report to Court or respond to large scale emergencies. Typically there are three to four Deputies on duty per shift.
In addition to regular patrol, Deputies may be assigned to specialized duty such as our Forest Patrol, K-9 Patrol, Marine Patrol, or the School Resource Deputy program. They also provide support to the Animal Control Program Manager or may handle animal control calls when the program manager is off duty.