Sheriff Scott Jackson was sworn in at the Benton County Courthouse Monday.
Jackson has been with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office for 18 years. He served as a corrections deputy, lieutenant, and jail commander before being named undersheriff in 2008.
“Very honored, very proud. I spent most of my adult career with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, and it’s a very humbling day and very proud day for me to take the lead,” Jackson said.
Jackson is also a U.S. Army veteran. He replaces Diana Simpson who announced her retirement after 30 years of service to Benton County.