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City Council covers wide range of issues in meeting


The city council faced an agenda filled with ten ordinances, eleven resolutions, one employee service award, two youth of the month presentations, one Employee of the Year presentation, two proclamations and a medallion ceremony on the evening of March 27. Council members present for the mee...

Benton Police First in State to Host FBI-LEEDA's Trilogy Leadership Course


Lt. Eric Porter, left, and Asst. Police Chief Scotty Hodges, center, participate in discussions. The Benton Police Department will be the first agency in Arkansas to host FBI-LEEDA (Law Enforcement Executive Development Association) training courses. Three courses – the Supervisor Le...

City partners with PublicSurplus.com


The City of Benton has partnered with PublicSurplus.com to auction surplus city equipment online. The site is open to the public and any bidder that wishes to participate. Our first auction is for a 2009 Light Rescue Truck that was replaced by the Fire Department. Check out the auction by clic...

City Council approves renovation, recognizes employee service and addresses nuisance abatements


The city council met during the evening of February 13 and addressed an agenda that included eight resolutions, one ordinance and three individual recognitions. Council members present for the meeting were Frank Baptist, Kerry Murphy, Charles Cunningham, Evelyn Reed, Jerry Ponder, Judd Hart, Jame...

Benton Police take 'ARIDE' class to keep roadways safer


Officers with the Benton Police Department participated in a program Monday that trains them to observe, identify, and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired drivers and impaired driving related traffic ...

2017 Landfill Coupon Program available at Recycle Saline


The 2017 Landfill Coupon program is now available at the office of Recycle Saline, 114 W. Sevier Street in Benton. Click on the link below to find details and cost information. Updated FAQs Sheet 2017 (002).pdf

Benton Police Officers, Dispatchers are first in the nation to receive ‘SAFETALK’ training


The Benton Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in the U.S. to receive training from safeTALK. BNPD officers, staff, and dispatchers with the Communications Department, received the training to best recognize individuals who maybe suicidal and how to best react. &l...;

City council takes action on annexation issues, Riverside Park items, honors Employee of the Month


The City Council met on Monday, January 23 facing a light agenda of two ordinances and three resolutions. A crowd of approximately 50 people gathered in council chambers to observe city government in action. Council members present at the meeting were Kerry Murphy, Charles Cunningham, Eve...

Benton Ranks in Top Three of Arkansas' Healthiest Housing Markets


Benton Ranks In Top Three of Arkansas’ Healthiest Housing Markets A recent ranking by the financial technology company Smart Asset has taken a close look at the housing market in our city and has come to the conclusion that is it one of the best in the state. The company rated Benton as ...

Police add Roko, Sam to department's K-9 Unit


                 The Benton Police Department is proud to announce a couple of additions to the department’s K-9 unit – Rocko and Sam. The department now has three K-9 dogs. Rocko is an 18-month-old Belgian Malinois, who was transferr...

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