Sheriff's Message To The Community

As Benton County's Interin Sheriff I embrace the mission of the Benton County Sheriff's Office, "We provide professional public safety services with integrity and accountability." We will continue to deliver high quality law enforcement services to all those who live in, or visit, beautiful Benton County, Oregon.

As your Sheriff, I'm very proud of the men and women of the Sheriff's Office and the valiant work done on your behalf. We remain grounded in our core values of Duty, Honor, and Courage.

It is my absolute pleasure to serve the Benton County community and I am honored to lead this great organization. My commitment to you is to consistently strive to provide the best service possible to each of you in the coming years ahead. I know that together we can continue to keep Benton County a safe place to live, work, and raise our families. Thank you for your trust and support.

Our focus:

  1. To keep our community safe.
  2. To continue to work collaboratively with our community and public safety partners.
  3. To continue effort aimed at replacing Benton County's seriously inadequate jail.
  4. To be fiscally responsible, operationally transparent, and responsive to community needs.

Jef Van Arsdall was sworn in as Benton County's Interim Sheriff on March 15, 2021.

Sheriff's Star

Oregon law specifies the general duties of the Sheriff in ORS 206.010.