The Operations Division oversees the Sheriff’s patrol, dispatch, investigative and coroner’s related functions. The Sheriff’s Office deploys teams of highly trained deputy sheriffs throughout the county to address reported crime and engage in preventative patrol activities. The outlying areas of the County are served by Designated Area Deputies. The deputies respond to approximately 49,000 calls for service per year. The Sheriff’s Dispatch Center receives approximately 186,000 calls per year. Of those calls, approximately 28,000 are 911 emergency calls. The detectives in our Felony Investigations Unit are responsible for conducting follow-up investigation of serious and complex criminal activity. Also included in the Investigations Unit are two detectives assigned to the Gang Enforcement Detail. These Deputies monitor gang activity and investigate crimes associated with or involving criminal street gangs and violent criminals throughout Butte County. Detectives assigned to the Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) and Butte Inter-agency Narcotics Task Force (BINTF) are responsible for numerous counter drug investigations. The coroner’s function involves the investigation of sudden and unexpected deaths, in order to determine the cause and manner of those deaths. The Operations Division also oversees the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, the Bomb Squad, the K-9 Program, the Marine Enforcement Unit, the Air Operations Unit, the Crime Prevention Unit, the School Resource Deputy program, Search and Rescue, the Sheriff’s Team of Active Retired Seniors and a number other of volunteer programs.