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Welcome to Benton County!

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is located in the heart of Benton County in Warsaw, Missouri. In our beautiful county, fishing, boating and fun is our way of life. Truman Lake offers 55,600 acres of lake fishing and fun without the big crowds of some of our sister counties to the south. Lake of the Ozarks/Osage River has 54,000 acres of gentle water providing a great place to bring the boat and get away for the weekend or join as a full-time resident in our peaceful community.

Benton County encompasses over 700 square miles, with historic, protected prairies to our north and heavily forested lake areas to our south. We offer diverse living and are a favorite of the retirement community. We urge you to be safe and responsible in your quest for fun and recreation, and please show courtesy and respect for the area and individuals around you.

We hope that you will find our website informative and useful. Our website is another avenue for us to be transparent to our public. We believe that open access to our daily operations and good open communication with the community we serve and protect enables our citizens to help us make Benton County a safe and peaceful place to visit or live and raise a family.

--Sheriff Eric Knox