Sheriff's Office - Law Enforcement

Deputies in our Law Enforcement Division are dedicated to protecting Benton County residents and their property. We provide patrol and investigation services to the unincorporated areas of Benton County and, by contract, to the city of Adair Village. We also work with other local law enforcement agencies - such as the Corvallis, Albany and Philomath Police Departments and the Oregon State Police - to keep all residents in the county safe.

The Law Enforcement Division includes several specialized units such as Forest, Marine, and K-9 Patrols, the School Resource Deputy Program and Investigations. Deputies rotate into these assignments, developing their skills and increasing their abilities. Animal Control and Civil are also part of our division.  

Supporting our operations are the dedicated volunteers in our Reserve Deputy Program.

To see our Deputies in action, click here to view our award-winning recruitment video. It won national recognition at the 39th Annual Telly Awards.

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.

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Detectives in our Investigations Unit are trained professionals, skilled in areas such as crime scene reconstruction, evidence collections and analysis, computer forensics, interview and interrogation, search and seizure, and warrant affidavit preparation.