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.
Current BCSO Press Releases


5-30-2014 Missing Adult


5-25-2014 Robbery in Magalia

5-19-2014 Officer Involved Shooting

5-7-2014 Pursuit results in two arrests

5-6-2014 Upper Ridge Pursuit

5-1-2014 National Take Back campaign results

4-23-2014 Annual Multi Agency SWAT Training

4-16-2014 National Take Back Drugs Day  Campaign Flyer

4-14-2014 Caper Acres Humpty Dumpty

4-4-2014 Update to Lumpkin Road Search 

3-26-2014 BCSO Staff uncover phony hunger strike plot 

3-25-2014 Assault on Deputy Sheriff

3-13-2014 Arrests in assault on Deputy Sheriff 

3-3-2014 Off Highway grant pursuit

3-3-2014 Grubbs Road Lab 

3-3-2014 Lumpkin Road Lab

2-27-2014 Search and Rescue Press Release 

2-27-2014 Pinecrest Shooting

2-26-2014 Sylvan Way Search Warrant served 

2-20-2014 Update on Bee Hive Thefts

2-20-2014 Update on Shooting at home in Balboa Court

2-19-2014 Arrest of Breazid Lewis

2-14-2014 Shooting at home in Balboa Court

2-14-2014 Pursuit ends in Arrest

2-11-2014 Phone Scams

2-7-2014 Shots Fired  

2-06-2014 Bee Hive Thefts

2-05-2014 Oroville Traffic stop 

2-04-2013 Butte County Emergency Mass Notification System

1-27-2014 Dog Thefts in Chico 

1-23-2014 Search and Rescue Fundraiser

1-22-2014 Explosive Items located in Oroville

1-21-2014 Search and Rescue Press Release

1-19-2014 Stolen Shotgun

1-17-2014 Homicide on Morseman Avenue

1-15-2014 Butane Honey Oil Lab Explosion

1-13-2014 Animal Theft on Rio Grande Road

1-10-2014 Oroville Shooting

1-09-2014 Missing Magalia man found

1-09-2014 Missing Magalia man

1-09-2014 Robbery at Chico Tower Mart

1-07-2014 Honey Butane Oil Lab

1-07-2014 Explosives found in Oroville 


2013 Press Releases


Public Logs  Medical Marijuana Information  Concealed Carry Weapon Permit

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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