Butuan City is the Regional Center of the CARAGA Administrative Region. Butuan became a city by virtue of Republic Act No. 523 otherwise known as the City Charter of Butuan, which formally converted the municipality into a city, on August 2, 1950.
It has a total land area of about 81,728 hectares with 86 Barangays. In the latest census, Butuan City has a population of 333,104. This figure excludes transients and students as majority of the neighboring areas are sending their college students in the City. Government’s Bureaucracy of Butuan City is under the Stewardship of the HONORABLE FERDINAND M AMANTE JR.
Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) is situated at the heart of the City fronting Guingona Park at J.C. Aquino Avenue corner A.D. Curato Street. It is composed of five (5) police stations namely: Butuan City Police Station 1 (BCPS1) which is co-located at BPCO Hqs; Butuan City Police Station 2 (BCPS2) located at Langihan Public Market; Butuan City Police Station 3 (BCPS 3) at Brgy Ambago; Butuan City Police Station 4 (BCPS 4) at Brgy Ampayon and Butuan City Police Station 5 (BCPS 5) located at Brgy San Mateo. We have one Sub-Station (Ong Yiu Sub-Station) located at Brgy Ong Yiu and two (2) Police Outposts located at Brgy Pagatpatan and Langihan Bus Terminal. Our Office also have a Butuan City Public Safety Company (BCPSC) that provides quick reaction on crisis and emergencies including disaster rescue operations and to conduct small unit combat operations as their main role to address insurgency problem in AOR. BCPSC has three (3) COMPACS/detachments/chokepoints situated at Brgy. Taguibo, Brgy Villa Kanangga, and Brgy. Bonbon all in Butuan City.