The Butte County
Honorary Deputy Sheriffs' Association is a specialized auxiliary of the
Sheriff's Office. BCHDSA is made up of dedicated civilian volunteers doing
what they can to show appreciation and support for local law enforcement.
Their sole function is to raise funds for acquisition of capital equipment
for which there is no budget. Primarily for the Sheriff's Office, though
funding has been provided to other local law enforcement agencies on occasion.
As a job, the pay is lousy, but the personal satisfaction is highly rewarding.
New members are always welcomed. Drop a note to: BCHDSA, 33 County Center
Drive, Oroville, CA 95965-3334 and we'll send full information.
Since its inception,
the Association (BCHDSA) has raised and invested well over one hundred
thousand dollars ($100,000.) in local law enforcement. Two of the major
purchases made possible by BCHDSA activities are the bomb disposal trailer,
specialized x-ray camera, and air-conditioned blast protection suit. No
longer is it necessary for the disposal officer to carry suspicious ordnance
on the front seat of his car to the detonation area! This equipment is
made available by the Sheriff to all law enforcement in the area.
How does BCHDSA
raise money? We sponsor an annual concert, which is well supported by
the community. In addition, we produce the annual Pin Shoot Championships