Sheriff Hatcher

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. B, 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.

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 6 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.

You may contact the following individuals by email:

Sheriff:  Jerry Hatcher

Undersheriff:  TBA

Chief Financial Officer:  Ruth Nacar Franz, CPA

Bureau of Corrections:  Captain Joshua Shelton

Bureau of Law Enforcement: Commander Jon Law

Investigations Bureau:  Commander Steve Caughey

Corrections Medical:   Lieutenant Joshua Combs


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For 2019 Citizen's Academy Application:  Check back in Summer of 2019!

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 - 2018 Dates office will be closed
January 2nd, January 16th
February 20th
May 29th
July 4th
September 4th
November 10th, November 23rd-24th
December 25th-26th


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