Benson Police Department

  • Agency: Benson Police Department
  • Address: 360 S. Gila Street, Benson, 85602 AZ
  • Chief: Glenn H Nichols (Chief of Police)
Phone: (520) 586 - 2211
Fax: (520) 586 - 2520

Benson Police Department is located at 360 S. Gila Street, Benson, 85602 AZ. The Chief of Police of the department is Glenn H Nichols. The Benson Police Department phone number is (520) 586 - 2211.

Benson Police Department News

THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW: Andrew Kesterson (male, black shirt) was arrested and charged with Preventing Use of Telephone in an Emergency/Domestic Violence and Disorderly Conduct/Domestic Violence Damian Judd (blue shirt) was arrested and charged with Burglary in the Second Degree, Trafficking in Stolen Property (6 counts), Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)

THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW: Jadee Toadlena (male, brown shirt) was arrested and charged with Unlawful Imprisonment, Assault, Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Damage, Preventing Use of Telephone In Emergency, Violation of a Court Order, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Promoting Prison Contraband

Congratulations to the Benson Bobcat Softball team on back to back State Championships⚾

Once again this time close to home, our condolences to the friends, family and coworkers of Nogales Arizona Police Officer Jesus Cordova who was shot and killed today.

Our condolences to the families of Dallas Police Officer Rogelio Santander and Somerset County Sheriff's Corporal Eugene Cole. Officer Santander was shot yesterday and succumbed to his injuries today. Corporal Cole was shot and killed early this morning.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends, families and coworkers of the two Dallas Police Officers who were shot today. Praying for their recovery.

The Benson Police Department sends it's condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the two Deputies killed in Gilchrist County Florida.

Per Chief Spangler of the Benson Fire Department, there will be no open burning through this weekend due to extreme fire conditions/red flag warning. This includes barbecue pits in the City parks, as well. Gas grills and personal grills are permitted. Thank you!


There have been reports of a suspicious vehicle and male subject who has stopped and asked about the welfare of those walking in the Benson and St. David area. There has been no attempt to lure or otherwise accost anyone by this subject. Please use due caution, talk to your children about stranger danger, and report any similar suspicious activity to your local law enforcement agency.

Please read the attached flyer regarding an upcoming water shutoff within the City of Benson:

Thank you for your patience, our phone lines are back up!

The Benson Police Department's non-emergency lines are currently down. We are working to fix the problem and will let you know when they are working. Our emergency line is working, but do not use this line to contact our department during the time the lines are down unless it is a true emergency. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

ADOR Asks Arizonans to Be On Alert For Fake Tax Refund Scam The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is advising Arizona taxpayers to be aware of a scam this tax filing season, which has been reported in other states and by the IRS. Known as the “fake tax refund scam”, it involves thieves finding ways to steal client data from tax professionals. The criminals then take the stolen data to file fraudulent tax returns and use the taxpayers' real bank accounts to deposit those tax refunds. Once the fraudulent tax refunds are deposited, the thieves - pretending to be IRS or other law enforcement representatives - contact the taxpayers and point out the refund was made in error and ask taxpayers to return the money to them. The Department of Revenue is advising taxpayers who receive a refund that they were not expecting to report it immediately to ADOR’s Identity Theft Call Center at, Local: (602) 716-6300, Toll free: (800) 352-4090 or As a reminder, the Arizona Department of Revenue will never call and demand immediate payment to a debit card or wire transfer. If you are unsure of the authenticity of a caller, request the name and title of the individual, and contact ADOR Customer Care, which will then transfer you back to the representative. The Department’s Customer Care Center can be reached at Local: (602) 255-3381, Toll-free: (800) 352-4090.

On 2/16/2018, the Benson Police Department was made aware of possible threats of violence at the Benson High School. The information was provided by a parent. Benson Police Detectives immediately started investigating the alleged threats. After completing interviews, searching the residences of the suspects and speaking with the families of the suspects, it has been determined that the three students involved do not pose a danger. The case will be presented the Cochise County Attorney’s Office for consideration.

Don't fall victim to this scam.

Please be aware that there is going to be another rocket launch from CA in the next few minute, that will be visible here in AZ which will be larger than the last one.

The Benson Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the female subject pictured below. If you recognize the female please contact the Benson Police Department via Facebook message or phone 520-586-2211, 520-586-3011 (anonymously). Thank you!

Happy New Year from the Benson Police Department, remember to celebrate safely, if you are going to drink, have a designated driver.

Our thoughts and prayers to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and the family of Deputy Zachari Parrish.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of El Mirage Officer Paul Lazinsky and to the El Mirage Police Department

The Benson Police Department is currently accepting applications for both Police Officer and Communication Specialist. Applications can be obtained online at and at Benson City Hall Administration/HR office. All applications MUST be turned in to Benson City Hall Administration/HR once completed. The job descriptions can be obtained online and via City Hall, as well. If you have questions about these positions, contact City of Benson Human Resources at 520-586-2245.

It was a great night for a parade and the tree lighting. Great crowds along the parade route and then at City Hall.