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Troy Heck

County Sheriff

581 Highway 23, P.O. Box 159, Foley, MN 56329
Phone: (320) 968-7201 :: Fax: (320) 968-6885
Email: troy.heck@co.benton.mn.us

Mission Statement

To keep Benton County safe by enforcing laws, providing public safety services, and building community partnerships with respect and integrity.

Vision Statement

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office strives to reduce crime and build community trust while ensuring accountability to the people we serve.

Strategic Plan

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has created a strategic plan to assist in guiding and focusing our efforts on the mission of keeping Benton County safe by enforcing laws, providing public safety services, and building community partnerships with respect and integrity. Click on the links below to access the overview of this strategic plan and a graphic representation of the plan.

Strategic plan graphic

Summary mission vision goals

Key Responsibilities

The sheriff, as chief county law enforcement officer, is charged with keeping and preserving the peace of the county. The sheriff’s duties include investigating felonies and arresting those responsible, housing inmates in the county jail, transporting inmates through the court system, providing for the security of the court, conducting search and rescue operations within the county, serving civil actions and notices, collecting delinquent taxes, and executing other processes as required by law to be served or posted on behalf of the state or county.

Overview

The Benton County Sheriff's Office employs 84 people including 29 licensed peace officers and 8 public safety dispatchers. The 8 public safety dispatchers answer 911 calls made from the unincorporated areas of Benton County as well as the cities of Rice, Sauk Rapids and Foley. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office, while maintaining law enforcement jurisdiction throughout the entire county, exercises primary law enforcement jurisdiction in the unincorporated areas of the county. The sheriff’s office works in close cooperation with our partner law enforcement agencies who share jurisdiction in all or part of Benton County. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office was built in 1996 and its jail can house up to 102 inmates. Trained citizen volunteers assist the sheriff’s office in the 20 member Mounted Patrol Unit and the 10 member Reserve Deputy Unit.