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.





Secret Witness




Purpose of Secret Witness

The purpose of Secret Witness is to increase citizen participation and involve the public in assisting local law enforcement agencies in solving and curbing county crime.  This purpose is achieved by providing an outlet to those citizens who wish to relay information on crimes with complete anonymity and with the possibility of receiving a reward upon arrest and conviction of the crimes. Rewards and awards are offered for listed and unlisted crimes and are published in the newspapers, television stations, radio and other media forms.

About Secret Witness

Secret Witness is a private organization dedicated to solving crimes and improving public safety by generating information, not otherwise available, that aids law enforcement in prevention of crime, arresting, and prosecuting suspects. The identity of tipsters shall remain protected and anonymous. Qualified tipsters will be rewarded for their information.

Secret Witness is NOT related to the Sheriff's Office.

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 Contact BCSO

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