Sioux County Sheriff

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

Fatal motor vehicle accident near Alton – January 14 *UPDATED*

January 14, 2021

*UPDATED RELEASE* On Thursday, January 14, at 4:51 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 10 (460th Street), three miles east of Alton, IA. Josiah Gonzalez, age 18, of Granville, IA was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu westbound on Highway 10. Barry Galles, age 45, of … Read more

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We have a job opening for a part-time 911 Communications Officer (Dispatcher).

December 17, 2020

We have a job opening for a part-time 911 Communications Officer (Dispatcher). For more information, click here: Opening for part-time Dispatcher  

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Package Theft Warning

December 9, 2020

Last week Cyber Monday kicked off the online shopping season. The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office wants to stress the importance of protecting yourself from a crime epidemic sweeping the nation called “Package Theft” or “Porch Piracy”. CNBC has reported astonishing growth in online retail sales and the rise in package theft that has followed this growth. Last … Read more

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Press release and Covid-19 update from our Emergency Management Director

November 16, 2020

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

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Drug Take Back Day nets over 27 pounds of unused prescription drugs

October 26, 2020

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

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Sgt. Justin De Bruin and canine Sonny attend USPCA certification

October 22, 2020

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

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