Butte County 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.





Bomb Squad


The Butte County Inter-Agency Bomb Squad is a regional response team. Participating agencies include the Butte County Sheriff's Office and the Chico Police Department. The four member team is administered through the Sheriff's Office

The bomb squad is recognized by the FBI as one of the 467 accredited bomb squads across the USA. There are approximately 3,100 civilian Bomb Techs in the United States. Each bomb squad member is a graduate from the Hazardous Devices School located at the US Army base (Redstone Arsenal) in Huntsville Alabama.

The initial bomb tech training consists of six weeks of intensive hands-on training. The training covers topics such as: the identification, use and safe handling of explosives, operating in chemical, biological, radiation and nuclear environments, robotics and disposal. After the initial training, bomb squad members are required to keep proficient with their skills during monthly training opportunities and re-certification every three years 

The bomb squad is responsible for responding to situations related to explosives in the surrounding 5 county regions. These situations include the identification and rendering safe of hazardous devices, improvised explosive devices (IED's), and suspicious packages. The bomb squad also provides education for law enforcement and public groups in the local area.

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Sheriff's Office

Phone: 530.538.7321

Jail: 530.538.7471

General Email Inquiries


 Locations & Hours

Sheriff's Office
5 Gillick Way
Oroville, CA 95965

Chico Substation
479 E. Park Ave
Chico, CA 95928

Magalia Substation
14166 Skyway
Magalia, CA 95954

Office Hours:

Civil Division
M-Th - 8:00am to 4:30pm
F - 8:00am - 1:00pm

Records Division
M-F - 8:00am to 4:30pm