Cradduck Eyes New Beginnings

Plans Include Gang Prevention, Switch To 12-Hour Shifts

Posted: January 2, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Circuit Judge Doug Schrantz swears in deputies at the Benton County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday in Bentonville.

The chaos was mostly controlled at the Benton County Sheriff ’s Office on Tuesday as Sheriff Kelley Cradduck took his oath of office just after midnight and began implementing his vision for the department’s future.

At A Glance

New Sheriff

Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck said he wants a commitment to service to form the foundation for his office and its employees:

Purpose Statement:

The Benton County Sheriff's Office exists to keep people safe from crime and ensure peace of mind. We serve as humble guardians of our communities, protecting the sacred trust placed in us by those we serve.

Core Values

People - We believe all people should be valued as fellow employees or inmates.

Relationships - We believe teamwork is vital and best accomplished through building strong, trust-based relationships throughout our organization and across the community.

Leadership - We believe that great things can only be achieved by people who are willing to take the lead and influence others toward worthy goals.

Competence - We believe every member of the BCSO should be working toward world-class performance in their particular role.

Courage - We believe in facing each day with bravery and compassion, willingly sacrificing our comfort and even our lives to protect those we serve.

SOURCE: Benton County Sheriff's Office

"I think he's going to be very proactive. We're going to take this county and make it a better place. I can feel it. This morning, for the first time in a long time, I put on my uniform and was excited about coming to work."

Addie Coggin


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What's up with the child in the front row being sworn in????

Posted by: jbklawyer

January 2, 2013 at 10:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )


Posted by: JailBird

January 2, 2013 at 10:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Allowing kids to 'participate' in something like this makes a mockery of a serious ceremony.

Posted by: suekmiller09281415

January 2, 2013 at 9:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )