To serve & Protect
As a law enforcement agency, called to serve the public, we have done our best to build trust with the people we serve.
We continue to be committed to our Vision Statement:
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office will be dedicated to preserving a high quality of life and the enhancement of public safety. We will be committed to serve with professionalism, diligence, respect, integrity and concern for all people. We will foster an environment in which the sheriff’s office and the community work together as catalysts for positive community development.
Our men and women enter this profession with a sincere desire to preserve and respect the sanctity of life.
We pledge that we will continue to offer our hand to build community partnerships and maintain an environment of openness and respect for all whom we serve.
- Sheriff Dan Altena
Latest news & Announcements
With our Covid-19 numbers and hospitalizations going up, Sioux County Emergency Management continues to support our local first responders, health care workers, schools and the community during the Covid-19 pandemic. Emergency Management Director Huizenga echoes the request from our local health care professionals to help keep our communities safe by practicing social distancing and wearing … Read more Press release and Covid-19 update from our Emergency Management DirectorRead More
This Veterans Day, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the men & women who currently serve and have served our country. We would also like to recognize the staff members of the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office who are also veterans & service members. We salute all of you for your long-standing commitment … Read more Veterans Day Thank youRead More
November 5 is Iowa Winter Weather Awareness Day. While most dislike this topic, now is the time to prepare. You can sign up for NIXLE, our emergency notification system, by going here: https://siouxcountysheriff.com/nixle-sign-up/ Take a few moments today to review your winter driving checklists: make sure your vehicle emergency kits are supplied, keep a shovel in … Read more Iowa Winter Weather Awareness Day – November 5Read More
On Saturday, October 24, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office took part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The sheriff’s office has a green ‘MedReturn’ collection box located in its public lobby and is available 24/7/365. On this year’s Take Back Day, 27.4 pounds of drugs were collected for disposal by the United States … Read more Drug Take Back Day nets over 27 pounds of unused prescription drugsRead More
On October 18-29, 2020, the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) held its annual narcotic detection certification. This year, the certification was hosted by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. Sergeant Justin De Bruin and canine Sonny attended this year’s certification. The certification consists of two parts: vehicles and rooms with a total of four drug … Read more Sgt. Justin De Bruin and canine Sonny attend USPCA certificationRead More
Investigation update from Sheriff Altena The victim of the vehicle fire on October 2 has been identified as Rudolph Martinez, age 78, from Hawarden, IA. Upon further investigation the sheriff’s office was able to determine that the victim most likely had a medical incident, which caused him to leave the roadway he was traveling on. … Read more Sheriff Altena updates death investigation involving body found in burned vehicleRead More