The Benton County Sheriff's Office is a law enforcement agency that promotes public safety, identifies and solves criminal cases and safeguards citizens rights. It supports Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE), which is a program that informs and involves crime victims in important matters related to their cases. The Benton County Sheriff's Office maintains a sex offender registry that provides information about the offenders to the general public. The sheriff s office operates a jail that provides detention facilities to convicted offenders and pretrial arrestees. Located in Kennewick, Wash., the Benton County Sheriff's Office employs a staff of more than 245 full- and part-time sworn officers, civilians and community volunteers.