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Non-Emergency Line: (352) 754-6830 | In an Emergency call 911

Non-Emergency Line: (352) 754-6830
In an Emergency call 911

Business Emergency Notification System (BENS)

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office provides a FREE SERVICE to Safeguard your business, as well as your employees.

The Business Emergency Notification System (BENS) is a program developed to ensure the proper individuals are notified in the event an emergency takes place at your business during non-business hours (i.e., break-in, fire, open door). The system that the Sheriff’s Office has in place alleviates the need to post the emergency information on the doors or windows, thus keeping all information private and confidential. The BENS number is in a gold, star-shaped decal, located on a window near the front of the business.


To activate this free program, please fill out the BENS form and submit here. Once your business has been entered into our system, a Sheriff’s Office representative will go to your business to place the decal.


It is very important to include the BENS number when updating your information. Please update your information whenever the business has new owners, emergency contacts or a new business moves into that retail space.

Should you have any questions, please call Annie Austin at 352-797-3660.

Thank you.

B.E.N.S. form for updates and new submissions.