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Law Enforcement Escorts to Begin into Evacuation Areas

Monday, September 21, 2020/Categories: Press Release

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September 21, 2020
Law Enforcement Escorts to Begin into Evacuation Areas
Oroville, CA- The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) has created an online request form which will allow residents to request a law enforcement escort into the areas that remain under Evacuation Orders. However, due to limited resources and in order to mitigate the impact of increased vehicle traffic on rehabilitation and repopulation efforts, we are asking that escort requests be limited to urgent needs at this time.
The link for the online request is: https://forms.gle/QKrkdVwk78qR344t9
A link to the online request form is also being posted on the Butte County Sheriff’s Office website, Facebook and Twitter account. The BCSO website is located at: https://www.buttecounty.net/sheriffcoroner/
The fire information call center will also begin accepting telephone calls for escort requests on Tuesday September 22st at 9:00 AM. The call center will be open seven days a week, from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The phone number for the call center, which also provides evacuation map assistance, is: (530) 552-3010.
Due to the anticipated high call volume, and a limited number of call takers, we are strongly urging anyone who has or can obtain internet access use the online request procedure. The online form will be date and time stamped when submitted, even if completed after hours. The form will be automatically forwarded to BCSO for review once you click the “submit” button at the end of the form. Calling in will not place the request at a higher priority than completing the online form. Duplicate entries or requests will not increase processing time and may result in delays. Received requests will be processed by law enforcement officers in the field, who will call the requestor to schedule the escort, after it is approved.
After making the request, the time it will take to receive a scheduling call from a law enforcement officer will vary based upon on several factors, including the accessibility and safety of the requested area, along with the number and type of requests received. Please be patient and do not contact dispatch or the call center to inquire about the status of your request, as they do not review, prioritize or approve the requests and will not be able to provide you with any further information.
Those requesting an escort into the areas that remain under Evacuation Orders will be required to sign a waiver and consent form before being permitted to enter the area. Requestors should bring photo ID and proof of residency or lawful possession of the property they wish to visit. A law enforcement officer will accompany the requestor into and out of the property located within the evacuation area.
Due to the anticipated high number of requests, site visits are limited to 15 minutes.
Minors under 18 will not be permitted in the evacuation area for any reason.
Please do not request to be escorted to a property to facilitate illegal activity, as enforcement action may be taken.
For general inquiries regarding the status or condition of properties in the fire affected area, including updated photos and videos, please see the high-resolution drone imagery and CAL FIRE damage asset map links found on the Butte County Sheriff’s Office website.
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