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.

Operations

 

The Operations Division oversees the Sheriff’s patrol, dispatch, investigative and coroner’s related functions. The Sheriff’s Office deploys teams of highly trained deputy sheriffs throughout the county to address reported crime and engage in preventative patrol activities. The outlying areas of the County are served by Designated Area Deputies. The deputies respond to approximately 49,000 calls for service per year. The Sheriff’s Dispatch Center receives approximately 186,000 calls per year. Of those calls, approximately 28,000 are 911 emergency calls. The detectives in our Felony Investigations Unit are responsible for conducting follow-up investigation of serious and complex criminal activity. Also included in the Investigations Unit are two detectives assigned to the Gang Enforcement Detail. These Deputies monitor gang activity and investigate crimes associated with or involving criminal street gangs and violent criminals throughout Butte County. Detectives assigned to the Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) and Butte Inter-agency Narcotics Task Force (BINTF) are responsible for numerous counter drug investigations. The coroner’s function involves the investigation of sudden and unexpected deaths, in order to determine the cause and manner of those deaths. The Operations Division also oversees the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, the Bomb Squad, the K-9 Program, the Marine Enforcement Unit, the Air Operations Unit, the Crime Prevention Unit, the School Resource Deputy program, Search and Rescue, the Sheriff’s Team of Active Retired Seniors and a number other of volunteer programs.

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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