The Benson Police Department protects lives, property and liberties of individuals, as well as deters criminal activities. It is comprised of administration, communication, k-9, patrol and investigation units. The department handles cases related to sexual offenses, domestic violence, homicide, juvenile crime and theft. The Benson Police Department employs a school resource officer and provides employment opportunities to residents. It supports the Drug Abuse Resistance education (D.A.R.E.) program, which helps to prevent drug abuse and violence among children. The department is located in Benson, Ariz.