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.
K-9 Unit

 

The BCSO K9 Unit was established in 1983. We currently have five K9 teams on patrol and one in the jail. Our K-9’s are all Belgian Malinois and have attended an extensive training course. Belgian Malinois are known for being very protective and hardworking. They have approximately 1,400 pounds per square inch bite pressure, can run at speeds up to 30 mph, their life span is between 10-12 years, and their noses are 400 times more sensitive than a human’s. Our K-9’s are all trained in narcotic detection and can identify four different narcotic odors including Methamphetamines/Ecstasy, Cocaine, Heroin, and Marijuana. We also have one K-9 team certified in the identification of explosives. The jail K9 team is for narcotic detection only.

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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