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.
Latest News & Highlights

Smoke in the Foothills

Due to the current weather, Butte County is experiencing heavy smoke conditions. There are no wildland fires currently burning in Butte County. If you see a new fire or a defined smoke column call 911 immediately., For up to date fire information go to the Cal Fire website at  incident information.


BCSO Will Never Forget

September 11th, 2014, at 11:00 am Sheriff Honea and Lt. Kuhn attended Chico Fire Department's 9/11 memorial ceremony and dedication at Chico Fire Station #5. It was a very nice ceremony, honoring those whose lives were changed forever on that dreadful day. As American's we vowed to never forget, and BCSO will always remember. The picture below shows the recently constructed memorial.


New Mass Public Notification System

The Butte County Sheriff's Office, through a cooperative agreement with several local municipalities, has entered into a contract for a new Emergency Mass Notification System. This will allow local agencies to send out emergency notifications to a large audience in a very short time frame. The system is now online and the citizens of Butte County are encouraged to sign up for notifications on the self-registration portal. The web portal allows users to add email addresses, cellular numbers and land line phone numbers and attach those numbers and email addresses to their home on a map. While the majority of traditional land line phone numbers are shared with Law Enforcement for emergency usage, cellular phone numbers and Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone numbers are not currently shared.

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Sheriff's Office

Phone: 530.538.7321

Jail: 530.538.7471

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 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