Kory L. Honea became the 31st Sheriff of Butte County in May 2014. During his law enforcement career Sheriff Honea has held assignments in corrections, patrol and investigations. In 2000, Sheriff Honea transferred to the District Attorney’s Office as an investigator. In 2008 he became the Chief Investigator and held that position until his return to the Sheriff’s Office as Undersheriff in 2010. Sheriff Honea holds a Juris Doctorate from the Taft School of Law and is a member of the State Bar of California. He also holds an Associate of Arts degree from Butte College.