The Benton Police Department's most frequently asked questions:
Q: What should I do if I am involved in a minor vehicle accident, or if someone hits my car in a parking lot?
A: You should make a police report as soon as possilble. If it is not an emergency then call the non emergency number (501)776-5948 to have a police officer respond to the scene of the accident to conduct a proper investigation. If you wait to make a report later, it will be more difficult for the officer to determine what happened.
Q: Can a person be charged with DWI for driving a vehicle while taking medications prescribed to them by their Doctor?
A: Yes. There are some medications that your doctor could prescribe that would impair your ability to drive a vehicle. You should consult with your doctor and pharmacist prior to taking any medications and operating a vehicle.
Q: How do I know if something is against the law, or if someone else is breaking the law?
A: You can search the Arkansas Criminal Code online at the State Legislator's website, visit http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/SearchCenter/Pages/arkansascode.aspx
Q: Where can I get a copy of a report?
A: Reports can be obtained from the Records Division in the police department.A $10.00 fee will be charged for all accident reports and a $5.00 fee will be charged for all incident reports.You can contact records at 501-776-5945.
Q: Where do I go to pay a ticket?
A: Tickets are to be paid at Saline County District Court, 1605 Edison Avenue, Benton, AR 72015.You can contact them by phone at 501-303-5670.
Q: How do I get my Driver’s License reinstated if I have a warrant?
A: You must be served with your outstanding warrant and provide proof to the District Court.District Court will provide you with the proper paperwork to take to the Revenue Office.
Q: How do I get my fingerprints taken for a new job?
A: You can come to the police department between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday, except holidays.A fee of $24.00 will be charged and you must provide the fingerprint card from your employer.
Q: How do I obtain a background check on myself?
A: You can come to the police department between 7:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday, except holidays, and present a photo I.D.A $5.00 fee will be charged.
Q: Where is the jail located?
A: The Saline County Jail is located at 735 Neeley Street, Benton, AR 72015.You can contact them by phone at 501-303-5642.