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Vision Statement

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.

Mission Statement

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 and 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. A, Kennewick, Washington 99336. The sheriff's office also maintains a business office in the Prosser courthouse.

The current population of Benton County is approximately 198,171 with about 39,461 people residing in unincorporated areas. The county covers 1722 square miles, which includes the 420 square miles encompassing the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

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.

You may contact the following individuals by email:

Sheriff:  Jerry Hatcher

Undersheriff:  TBA

Chief Financial Officer:   Katie Gillies

Bureau of Law Enforcement: Commander Jon Law

Investigations Bureau:  Commander Steve Caughey

For Public Records Requests
:   BCSO Public Disclosure


For 2020 Citizen's Academy Application:  Check back in Summer of 2020!

Benton County Sheriff's Office
(509) 735-6555

Kennewick Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
**Open during the lunch hour**

Prosser Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
**Closed 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm**

Holidays - 2020 Dates office will be closed
January 1st, January 20th
February 17th
May 25th
July 3rd
September 7th
November 11th, November 26th-27th
December 24th-25th


Benton County    620 Market Street    Prosser, Washington 99350
Phone: (509) 786-5710 or (509) 783-1310
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