Name: Eli Benfield
Family: Happily married. No children.
Why did you want to join the Placer County Sheriff team?
I grew up in Placer County and wanted to join an agency that allowed me to serve the entire community.
What do you like most about your job?
This line of work has new challenges to solve on a regular basis. Being able to give back to the community that I grew up in is incredibly rewarding.
What do you like least or find most challenging about your job?
The amount of paperwork required in this line of work can feel like a lot but it is an important part of properly documenting and providing transparency with the community we serve.
What do you hope to accomplish as a deputy? What are your top priorities?
My biggest hope is that I provide a safe place for the citizens of Placer County to live, work and visit.
What advice would you give to those who may be considering a job in law enforcement?
Concentrate on learning to properly document events in a narrative format for report writing. This career is incredibly rewarding and worth the time and effort you put into preparing for this field.