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Benton Officials Take Home Awards From Recent Safe Schools Conference

Recently, officers with the Benton Police Department attended the Arkansas Safe Schools Conference in North Little Rock.  This was the 10th year for this conference to be held and the purpose of it is to provide officers and school administrators with information and ideas to help keep children safe in their learning environment. 

Ralph Bunche Community Back-to-School Picnic

Saline County MYAC Bike-A-Thon

The Saline CountyMYACs" Bike-A-Thon is a family frinedly bike ride managed and operated by the Mayor's Youth Advisory Councils of Saline County. This Year's race will be held on September 6, 2014.

Click the link below for more information and a downloadable regitration form. 

2014 Saline County MYAC Bike-A-Thon

One-Year Service Anniversaries Recognized by Mayor Mattingly

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, Mayor Mattingly recognized three employees of the Benton Police Department for one year of service to the city.

Pictured below are Catherine Miller, Officer Art Knab and Officer Seth Hopkins

New Officers Hitting The Streets

Five police academy graduates were sworn in as the newest officers for the Benton police department Monday afternoon. The ceremony took place at the Benton Municipal Complex in front of the officers' families and other members of the police department.

The new officers are: (from Left to Right)

Matthew Littlefield

Justin Dorsey

Chris Benham

Andrew Stovall

Tony Wright 

2014 Hooked On Fishing Derby

Many thanks to everyone for taking the time to come out for this great event.  

We had a record 230+ children that attended this year! 

Tip-A-Cop Raises $3,300 for Special Olympics

During a fundraising event Thursday evening, local law enforcement officers raised approximately $3,300 for Special Olympics. At the event, officers acted as wait staff and donated all of the tips they collected to the organization. About 13 officers participated in the event according to Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.