Benson Police Divisions
The Benson Police Department is comprised of four divisions; Administrative, Investigations, Patrol, and Special Services.
The Administrative Division of the Benson Police Department is responsible for completing tasks such as scheduling, budgeting, payroll, vehicle/equipment maintenance, grants management, training, and special Town/Department projects. In addition, the responsibility for reports and other records are included as well. It is staffed by the Chief of Police, the Captain, and the Administrative Assistant.
The Investigations Division is responsible for conducting investigations into more serious crimes, as well as the collection of evidence and crime scene processing, trial preparation and testimony, and other assignments as needed. It is staffed by two Detectives.
The Patrol Division is responsible for responding to requests for law enforcement services, conducting preliminary investigations and completing reports, traffic enforcement, and the general protection of life and property. It is staffed by two Sergeants and six Patrol Officers, and one Auxiliary Sergeant and three Auxiliary Officers.
The Special Services Division is comprised of Animal Control, which is responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances related to animals and their welfare; Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), which is responsible for building and maintaining enhanced relationships with citizens and businesses, through the planning and use of meetings and special events; and the School Resource Officer, who is responsible for providing for the safety and security of students and staff at our local schools. It is staffed by one Animal Control Specialist, one COPS Officer, and one SRO.
|Officer's Title||Officer's Name|
|Chief of Police||Kenneth Edwards|
|Master/Sergeant (SRO)||Gary Whitman|
|Patrol Sergeant||Jonathan Barefoot|
|Patrol Sergeant||Jared Jordan|
|Patrol Officer||Josh McNeil|
|Patrol Officer||Ramiro Velazquez|
|Patrol Officer||Erin Sinclair|
|Administrative Assistant||Amanda Mitchell|
|Animal Control||Robert Ragland|
|Auxiliary Sergeant||Kevin Barbour|
|Auxiliary Officer||Jeff Young|
|Auxiliary Officer||Patrick Snell|
|Auxiliary Officer||Jimmie Massengill|