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.
Sheriffs Work Alternative Program

 

The Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP) Office is located in the East Facility. The program consists of working in the community rather than serving time in custody. The phone number is 530.538.7819.

 

Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP)

 

SWAP is offered as an alternative to serving time in jail to individuals that are eligible.

Eligibility is based on court orders, type of charges, number of days to serve, other cases pending, and previous attendance history.

 

SWAP is a work program.  Each 8 to 10 hour day worked counts as one day of jail time.

 

You are required to work five days per week on SWAP unless you are employed or a student.

 

There is a charge to participate in SWAP - $7.00 per day of sentence plus a $75.00 administrative fee.

 

SWAP does accept transfers from other counties if the sentencing court has authorized it and the work program from that county has given written authorization.

 

All persons signed up for SWAP must be booked at the jail and sign a promise to appear at the SWAP office.

 

 

SWAP appointment information

 

SWAP appointments are at 9:00 A.M. sharp.  Do not be late.

 

Do not report to your SWAP appointment under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 

SWAP appointments take approximately 3 hours.  Do not bring your children, family, or friends with you.

 

The SWAP office is located in the building across the parking lot from the jail (East Facility).  The address is 31 County Center Drive.  It is the first building on the right as you come down the Sheriff’s Department driveway (Jail Road).

 

SWAP is paid for in full on the day of your appointment.  Cash, credit cards, or money orders made out to Central Collections are the acceptable forms of payment.  No checks are accepted.

 

Bring proof of employment and proof of enrollment in school with you.

 

Bring documentation regarding any medical problems or work limitations with you.

 

If you have any questions contact the SWAP office at 530-538-7819.

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