Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Jerry W. SmithThe Sheriff’s Office serves all the citizens of Butte County by providing a mix of public safety and public service functions. The Sheriff’s Office provides around-the-clock law enforcement service to every region of the county. In addition to 24 hour policing, we offer Butte County citizens a full range of services including, coroner services, civil services, court security and corrections.
Aviation

 

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office Aviation assets consist of one OH-58 helicopter, one OH-6 helicopter equipped with FLIR and one Cessna 182 fixed wing plane.  BCSO utilizes these aircraft to locate and eradicate illegal marijuana gardens, assist in Search and Rescue missions, take aerial photographs of crime scenes and assists to patrol officers during pursuits are some of the types of missions our aircraft are used for.  BCSO currently has four helicopter pilots and three fixed wing pilots.  Our pilots use night vision goggles when flying at night which has proven to help locate missing people with only a lighter from miles away.

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Sheriff's Office

Phone: 530.538.7321

Jail: 530.538.7471

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 BCSO Locations & Hours

Sheriff's Office
33 County Center Dr
Oroville, CA 95965

Chico Substation
479 E. Park Ave
Chico, CA 95928

Magalia Substation
14166 Skyway
Magalia, CA 95954

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm