Welcome to Benton Arkansas' SIU


The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is committed to promoting and maintaining community confidence in the City of Benton. The mission of SIU is to conduct independent, thorough and objective investigations within the City of Benton Arkansas.


The Special Investigations Unit is responsible for conducting criminal investigations into the following, but not limited to:

  • Narcotics violations (Investigations ranging from simple possession to pharmaceutical drug diversions)
  • Street level narcotics distribution
  • Vice crimes
  • Chronic neighborhood crimes (as deemed appropriate)

The Special Investigations Unit handles investigations that are short term in nature involving little time and expenditure of resources to those involving many agencies and outside resources. The City of Benton Police Department SIU has established excellent working relationships with local, state and federal agencies.


The Special Investigations Unit operates with strict confidentiality and offers the public the ability to report suspicious activity "drug activity" etc., through an anonymous tips line (315-TIPS) , texting 847411 with keyword BENTONPD, or by speaking directly with an investigator at (776-5948).