Roberts County Sheriff’s Office hires locally

New Deputy in Roberts County Magistrate Judge Cullen McNeece (right) is pictured congratulating Deputy Sheriff Benjamin “Benji” Thompson (left) after his swearing in as the newest deputy in Roberts County. ~ Courtesy Photo

by Mimi Larsen, Staff Writer

Benjamin “Benji” Thompson, who was born and raised in Sisseton, is the newest deputy sheriff in Roberts County. He started his service on Jan. 26 and will be attending the Law Enforcement Training Academy in August.

Thompson graduated from Sisseton High School in 2018 and received a B.S. in criminal justice from United Tribes Technical College in 2023. While waiting to attend the academy, Thompson is receiving on-the-job training with field training officers (FTOs) to learn various aspects of the job.

Thompson became interested in law enforcement at a young age. For more on this story and many more please purchase a copy of the Sisseton Courier on news stands now or purchase a copy of the E-edtion on this website.