BCSO Core Values

An unwavering commitment to providing Constitutional, Ethical and Professional law enforcement service to the Citizens of Butte County shall be the Core Values of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office. 

A. Constitutional - Upon appointment to a position within the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, every member of the agency signs an oath acknowledging a commitment to support, defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California. By providing service that comports with and ensures the rights and privileges guaranteed by the Constitutions of the United States and the State of California, employees uphold their oath of office. 

B. Ethical – Ethical conduct by members of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office is rightly expected by the Sheriff and the public and is paramount to establishing legitimacy in the exercise of the authority granted to members of the department. Providing ethical service lends to a positive public identity, which can lead to a more supportive political and legal environment and an increased level of public confidence and trust amongst constituencies and stakeholders. 

C. Professional – Providing professional service, consistent with departmental policies, enacted laws and regulations, training and recognized best practices reduces liability and increases the likelihood of success in the endeavors undertaken by members of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office. Striving for professionalism also enhances the public’s trust in the department.