Special Emergency Response Team

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center has a specialized group of individuals responsible for riot control within the detention center, centralized cell extractions, drug/weapon interdiction, and specialized operations. This team is known as SERT (Special Emergency Response Team), and are well-trained individuals, that may be called to the detention center at a moment’s notice to conduct their specialized operations. Members of SERT are recognized by jail staff for their specialized training and their unique function in the detention center. This team has been responsible for confiscating numerous weapons, drugs, and contraband, ensuring the safety and security of the facility and those within it.