Special Emergency Response Team (SERT)

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is a member of the Stearns-Benton SERT team.

Special Training

This joint effort between Benton and Stearns counties provides for the training and equipping of deputies for high risk situations. The deputies on this unit are highly trained, deeply motivated and specially equipped to deal with hostile and violent encounters with criminals. 


The SERT team is activated and deployed in high risk situations to ensure the safety of first responders and the general public while accomplishing the goal of ending criminal behavior or neutralizing threats to public safety.

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