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.
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We want everyone to have a fun and safe Halloween! Here are some safety tips to start thinking about:


Costumes should fit well to avoid tripping hazards.

Masks should not block vision.

Add something reflective to your costume and use glow sticks or flashlights to improve visibility.

Trick or Treating:

Adults should always accompany young children while trick or treating.

Older children should stay in groups, there is safety in numbers.

Stay in areas with good lighting, and walk on the sidewalk.

Plan a trick or treating route in advance.

Older kids should always let parents know where they will be.

Set a time for older kids to return home.

Never go inside the home of someone you don’t know.

Watch out for cars, and always look both ways before crossing the street.

Only approach homes with a porch light on.

Have an adult examine all the treats for choking hazards or tampering before eating them.

 Happy Halloween from Butte County Sheriff’s Office!





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

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