The Butte County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center is the critical link between the community and patrol units in the field. The communication center is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The communications center handles emergency 911 calls for service as well as text 9-1-1, wireless calls, non-emergency, and allied agency calls. The calls for service range from in-progress crimes to non-emergency calls. Communication centers are also responsible for the dispatching of patrol units to calls for service and specialized units. Yearly, the Communication Center processes approximately 30,000 incoming 911 calls and 130,000 non-emergency calls.