The Mission of the Benton Police Department is based on the philosophy of professionalism, respect, accountability, integrity, and communication as we strive for excellence and continuous improvement. We shall serve and protect all citizens fairly and equally as we build a stronger partnership with the community.
Accident reports are available to qualifying individuals (see list below) 48 hours after the report is filed, in accordance with KRS 189.635 (5) and (6). They may be obtained at the Benton Police Department, 1009 Main Street, Benton, KY during regular working hours. A fee of $5.00 per copy of the accident will be charged to cover the department’s expenses for providing this service.
KRS 189.635 (5) and (6)
The Kentucky State Police Records Branch, Name Search Section, conducts background checks for employment, licensing, and other similar purposes, as authorized by the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
To obtain information on how to conduct a background check, and to receive a Background Check Release Form, please contact the Kentucky State Police Name Search Section at 502-227-8700. Business hours are M-F 8-4:30 EST.
There is a $10 fee charged for each background check, and they must be submitted in person, or by mail. No electronic transmissions or faxes are accepted for this service.
Since this service is provided by the Kentucky State Police, it is not available through the Benton Police Department.
Finger printing services are available through the Benton Police Department between 8am and 4pm, weekdays at the Benton Police Department, 1009 Main Street. For more information, call 270-527-3126.
It is the Benton Police Department’s policy to charge for the following services.
You must meet the criteria in order to receive any of the above information.
Officer Nick Spears
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