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Those wanting to serve as Jail Ministers in the the Benton County Sheriff's Office must complete an application and attend a Jail Ministry Orientation Class.

The application process includes a background investigation and a check of references, 

When applying, be sure to include a copy of your birth certificate, your social security card and drivers license.  Also include a recommendation letter from your pastor, priest or other appropriate spiritual leader.

Jail Ministers commit to serving at least twelve times per year.

Upon submitting an application, please be patient while we process it.  Sometimes it takes extra time when your references do not respond to our requests for information, or if your application is incomplete.

Please click here to download the application