Benton News

Location Set for Operation Medicine Cabinet XIV


The Benton Police Department announces that Operation Medicine Cabinet XIV will be held in the parking lot of Walmart, located at 17309 Interstate 30 S in Benton. Operation Medicine Cabinet, which is part of the Arkansas Drug Take Back Day, will be held on Row 6 of the parking lot from 10 a.m...

Officer Graduates From Law Enforcement Academy


Sgt. Ronald Davidson (left) places a new officer badge on his son Officer Brett Davidson after a graduation ceremony Friday at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy (ALETA) in Camden, AR. (Photo & Story by Matt Burks)  The Benton Police Department congratulates Officer Brett...

CID Lieutenant named 2016 Officer of the Year


Lt. Terry Fuller, left, is congratulated by Police Chief Kirk Lane Terry Fuller, the veteran officer and lieutenant of the Benton Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID), has been named the 2016 Officer of the Year. The recipient, selected by the Chief’s Committ...

Police Chief Kirk Lane Receives Mayoral Distinguished Medal of Merit


Benton Police Chief Kirk Lane has been honored with a Mayoral Distinguished Medal of Merit by Benton Mayor David Mattingly. The mayor said there isn’t a better person to bestow the inaugural award to than the leader of the Benton Police Department. “I can’t imagine a bett...

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

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