Butler County was first organized in 1854 with Robert T. Crowell being appointed as the first Sheriff. Sheriff Crowell served until 1855 when Walker H. Bishop was elected sheriff.
The Butler County Jail was built in 1928 and has since been remodeled in 1983 and again in 1992. The current capacity of the jail is 12 inmates.

The main purpose of the Butler County Jail is to hold persons arrested for crimes committed in Butler County. The jail is to protect the public and make sure the person arrested is available for subsequent court appearances. The secondary purpose of the jail is for punishment of those persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes. Those persons can be sentenced to the Butler County Jail for up to one year.

Various types of papers that we serve:

Original Notices - An information, advice, or written warning, in more or less formal shape, intended to apprise a person of some proceeding in which his interests are involved, or informing him of some fact which it is his right to know and the duty of the notifying party to communicate.

What is Crime Stoppers?

Crime Stoppers began in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September of 1976. Members of the local community, in partnership with the media and law enforcement, began an effort to provide crime-solving assistance to law enforcement. A cash reward was offered to anonymous persons who telephone the Crime Stoppers hot line with information which led to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible for felony offenses. The Crime Stoppers program has enjoyed great success boasting an average conviction rate of 95% on cases solved by Crime Stoppers' tips.