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Current Application Process: Apply via methods/instructions below. We are not actively hiring at this time, but we will hold applications for at least six months. Call 501-776-5983 with any questions.

(Physical Agility Testing and Written Test: Applicants can complete same day as application with prior arrangements when we are actively testing.)


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A completed application must be mailed, faxed, or emailed to:

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Benton Police Department, Attn: Chief's Office
114 S. East St. Suite 100
Benton, AR 72015

Fax # 501-239-2171

or use the following QR Code to apply online:

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The Benton Civil Service Commission tests up to four times per year to create a hiring list for the Benton Police Department. 

After obtaining a certified list from the Civil Service Commission, available Police Officer positions are filled.  Selected Officers must first successfully complete a 13-week training program through the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy and then complete a 16-week Field Training Officer program. 


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Steps to Becoming a BNPD Officer:

Applicants for entry-level Police Officer positions must meet the following criteria established by the State of Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training, the State of Arkansas Civil Service Statute, and the Benton Civil Service Commission.

  • An applicant must be at least 20 years of age.
  • An applicant must have graduated from a standard high school or must have a high school equivalency; i.e., General Education Diploma (GED).
  • An applicant must have no felony convictions.
  • A complete background investigation will be conducted on every applicant.
  • An applicant will be required to pass a basic physical agility test, drug test, Computer Voice Stress Analyzer, medical and psychological examination.

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  • Oral Interviews
  • Background Investigation, Medical Examination, Drug Test, Psychological Evaluation, and a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer to verify application information. The CITY OF BENTON is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and does not discriminate in its employment practices on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, or physical or mental disability.
  • We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Code of Ethics

AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder, and to respect the constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality, and justice.

I WILL keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint, and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life. I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I WILL never act officiously or permit personal feeling, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear of favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

I RECOGNIZE the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession....Law Enforcement.