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, 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 186,486 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.

You may contact the following individuals by email:

Sheriff:  Jerry Hatcher

Undersheriff:  TBA

Chief Financial Officer: TBA

Bureau of Corrections:  Commander Scott Souza

Bureau of Law Enforcement: Commander Jon Law

Corrections Medical:  Captain Joshua Shelton

Civil Division:  Lieutenant Ruth Plummer

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