Lieutenant Shannon Jenkins

Lieutenant Jenkins is the Public Information Officer for the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. She oversees the Public Relations Division and works directly with the local Media and Associated press.

She began her law enforcement career in 1996 as a jailer in the “old” Benton County Jail and later transferred to the Patrol Division where she specialized in Civil. She was promoted to Civil Sergeant and then later to the Administrative Sergeant before being selected as the Public Information Officer in 2017.

Lieutenant Jenkins strives to meet our Community First Initiative both inner office and throughout the community. She is a state certified firearms instructor and certified law-enforcement instructor.