From the Facebook page of the Benton County, WA Sheriff’s Office:
Yesterday evening in Prosser, Sheriff Jerry Hatcher swore in nine of his newest community volunteers as Benton County Sheriff Posse Members. We are proud as an organization to welcome these community members into the Benton County Sheriff’s Office family. They have shown a desire to serve their community and support the mission of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Posse will participate in community outreach programs such as Cops and Kids, the Touch-A-Truck event, and parades. They will also be used in special circumstances in a limited capacity for search and rescue, traffic control, and recovering large live stock. Posse members will also be able to ride with deputies and see firsthand the quality work our deputies provide.
If you’d like to become more involved in the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, please reach out to Lieutenant Jason Erickson. He can provide you with information on the Sheriff’s Posse and other volunteer programs.
Congratulations to our community members who have volunteered to take on the training and service involved in posse membership.