Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Kory L. HoneaThe 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.
Ride along

Please fill out the ride along program application, check the box authorizing us to do a background check. (Do not sign the form until you come to your ride along). Then save and e-mail the completed form to:


mkelley@buttecounty.net


Or print it and mail it to:

BCSO Attn: Mike Kelley

33 County Center Dr.

Oroville, Ca. 95965


Your request for a ride along will be reviewed for approval by the Patrol Administration Sergeant.  Upon approval the sergeant will contact you to schedule the appointment and your information will be forwarded to the patrol sergeant whose team you will be assigned to for the ride along. 

At the time of the ride along appointment the patrol sergeant will review his/her expectations and safety precautions with you and ask for your signature of agreement on the form at that time.

Please allow up to two weeks for this process to occur.  It is our policy to allow no more than four patrol ride-alongs within a year’s time.

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33 County Center Dr
Oroville, CA 95965

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Chico, CA 95928

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Magalia, CA 95954

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