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Benton County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff
Last updated on August 27, 2020
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Examples of Duties:
Patrols an assigned area to aid in preventing crime and to enforce federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Responds to a wide variety of calls and complaints including burglaries, homicides, accidents, and other misdemeanors and felonies.
Observes, reports, and acts on conditions conducive to crime and danger such as checking buildings for security, stopping/warning city traffic violators, and checking suspicious persons and vehicles.
Enforces traffic laws, reports traffic hazards, and directs traffic flow when necessary.
Responds to radio calls, determines nature of call, and investigates the circumstances. Performs necessary action such as making arrests and transporting prisoners.
Provides assistance to the public in emergency and non-emergency situations.
Administers first aid and requests medical service. Provides general information to the public on laws and ordinances. Assists individuals with complaints and inquiries or makes referrals to the appropriate authority or agency.
Prepares a variety of records and reports regarding property impounded, accidents, offenses, and damage to property.
Prepares and maintains activity logs and other related similar types of information as a personal reference record of incidents and details.
Performs investigative assignments; conducts interviews of victims, witnesses, and suspects; photographs crime scene; collects and documents evidence; may arrest suspects.
Participates in crime prevention efforts by giving lectures and maintaining a high degree of visibility. Makes presentations of civic organizations to encourage public support for department programs.
Appears in court and testifies as necessary.
Maintains proficiency in the use of police related equipment.
May assist in the training of new officers.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
# of Staff:
Thank you for your interest in Benton County Sheriff’s Office! If you have any questions regarding the testing, Personal History Statement (PHS), background, polygraph, or hiring process for this position, please contact Crystal Arreola, Civil Service Chief Examiner, at (509) 737-2777 or email her at Crystal.Arreola@co.benton.wa.us
Benton County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
Your physical ability test must be completed 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Yes|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||None|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Will be carefully reviewed|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
Benton County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff Disqualifiers
The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.
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