On Sunday, April 27, 2014, when the call went out for assistance from the Mayflower and Vilonia communities, due to the devastation caused by the tornado, the Benton Police Department responded to help control traffic and protect neighborhoods in the affected area. Officials also requested assistance on Monday to relieve public safety personnel that had been on the scene for over 24 hours, and again our public safety departments responded. The Benton Police Department website and Facebook page are a good source of information regarding the needs of our neighbors to the north and how you can personally get involved and assist those who need our help.
"Anytime one of our neighboring communities has a tragic event, we are all elevated when we stand together and offer a hand up. I’m proud of our first responders and their initiative to assist their neighbor in need. I’m proud of our citizens and their never ending compassion for other Arkansans. We’re in this together."
Mayor David Mattingly