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Benton County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff
Last updated on October 05, 2019
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.
We, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, are committed to providing the highest quality law enforcement services to the people who live, work and visit our County. Our citizens will recognize the Benton County Sheriff’s Office as a progressive leader and trusted community partner with a solid reputation for respecting and protecting individual rights while aggressively pursuing criminals and enforcing the law.
The Mission of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office is to safeguard life and property, preserve the peace, prevent and detect crime, enforce the law, and protect the rights of all citizens. All members of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office are committed to working in partnership with our community, to identify and resolve issues that impact public safety.
The Sheriff's Office is located in the Benton County Justice Center at 7122 W. Okanogan Place, Bldg. B, Kennewick, Washington 99336. The Sheriff's Office also maintains a business office in the Prosser courthouse and unmanned substations in Prosser and Benton City.
The current population of Benton County is approximately 177,900 with about 35,495 people residing in unincorporated areas. The county covers 1722 square miles, which includes the 420 square miles encompassing the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
The Sheriff's Office is comprised of 217 full time employees, of which 210 are civil service positions and 6 appointed staff positions. The Sheriff's Office also maintains a force of 11 volunteer reserve deputies.
In addition to providing services to the residents of Benton County, the Sheriff's Office provides basic law enforcement services to Benton City and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
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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 Tammy Dufault, Civil Service Chief Examiner, at (509) 737-2777 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benton County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|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|
|Other||Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.|
|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.