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Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea discusses law enforcement transition for city of Biggs

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea spoke with Anchor Linda Watkins-Bennett about the transition of law enforcement for the city of Biggs which will happen July 1.

Posted: Jul 1, 2020 2:29 PM

BIGGS, Calif. - Happening Wednesday, a change in law enforcement leadership for one local community.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office is set to take over policing for the city of Biggs.

One deputy and one community service officer will be designated specifically to the city. A sheriff's Substation will also be set up in the Biggs Town Hall.

The hope of the Substation is for BCSO to be able to interact with the members of the community and solve problems when it comes to crimes.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said he believes this change will be beneficial.

“The police department of Gridley has done a great job and we’re hoping to continue where they left off,” Sheriff Honea said.

"Our contract comes with all of the resources of the sheriff's office, so if there is a significant event we are not going to limit our response to just the resource officer, we are going to bring all of the resources that we need in order to resolve that situation as quickly as possible," said Honea.

The contract with Gridley Police expired June 30, Butte County Sheriff's deputies will take over starting July 1. The BCSO contract will run for five years.

A meet and greet is set up for 5 to 7 p.m. July 1 at the Biggs Family Park on 8th and B Streets. Residents are encouraged to bring a mask and come meet deputies with BCSO in a safe socially distanced environment.

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