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Auxiliary Team

As a volunteer with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Team, you’ll have the opportunity to support the Sheriff’s Office in a variety of ways. You might help with a community outreach effort, an administrative project, or anywhere your skills, talent, and interest match up with a Sheriff’s Office need.

Auxiliary Team members do not engage in active law enforcement activities. They are not a substitute for fully trained and certified Deputies. Rather, Auxiliary Team members help stretch resources in a supportive role.

Interested in applying? Complete and submit a Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Volunteer Application form.


Some of the duties Auxiliary Team members have helped with include, but are not limited to…

  • Setting up the speed trailer and doing speed surveys
  • Staffing the Drug Take Back event
  • Scanning booking files
  • Conducting customer service surveys
  • Distributing BCSO Annual Reports
  • Helping coordinate the Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy
  • Supporting crime prevention programs
  • And much more!

If you’re interested in volunteering and have a particular skill or interest, check with us to see if there’s a fit.

Selection Process

To apply, you’ll need to complete and submit a Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Volunteer Application form.

You should expect to undergo a criminal background check and a detailed screening process before being accepted into the program. Any person with a felony conviction need not apply.

Orientation and Training

Once accepted into the program, you’ll receive an orientation to the Sheriff’s Office, go through building security screening and training, and meet the employees you’ll interact with.

Depending on your duties, your training may also include attending the Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy, Defensive Driving training, and a four-hour ride-along with a Patrol Deputy.

Need More Information?

If you’re interested in the Auxiliary Team but need more information to decide if this is a good volunteer opportunity for you, contact our Recruiting and Training Sergeant at 541-766-6853.

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