Boat & Water
The purpose of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol Division is to prevent or reduce boating accidents and drownings.
The purpose of the Chaplaincy program is to support Sheriff's Office personnel and their families in time of need with strict confidence and compassion.
Civil Process & Records Management
Get information about the responsibilities of the Civil Process and Records Management Divisions.
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office currently has one full time deputy assigned to provide D.A.R.E. instruction to 5th graders in the schools of the Sauk Rapids-Rice and Foley School districts.
The Sheriff's Office maintains a Dive Team, which has been in existence since 1979.
Members of the Investigative Division conduct in-depth investigations into the most serious crimes committed in the county.
The K-9 Unit is a specialized team that makes use of the unique senses and abilities that a dog has to offer.
The Benton County Mounted Patrol is made up of 20 volunteer riders who undergo special training to prepare themselves and their horses for the demands of law enforcement work.
These are the men and women of law enforcement responding to the public’s requests for service and conducting proactive patrol activities intended to increase public safety.
Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP)
The PSAP is the first point of contact most people have with any public safety agency.
Recreational Vehicle Enforcement
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office conducts routine patrols using snowmobiles and ATVs with the goal of encouraging compliance with the laws and rules related to the use of these recreational vehicles.
Special Emergency Response Team (SERT)
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is a member of the Stearns-Benton Special Emergency Response Team team.