To serve & Protect


As a law enforcement agency, called to serve the public, we continue to work on building trust with the people we serve.

We are committed to our Mission Statement:

"The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is committed to maintaining the public’s trust, providing protection, and professional leadership, by utilizing our skills and resources with integrity."

Sioux County is located in northwest Iowa with a population of 34,900 (2020). The Sheriff's Office patrols the 769 square miles of the county and is the chief law enforcement agency for the cities of Hull, Boyden, Matlock, Hospers, Granville, Maurice and Chatsworth; the non-incorporated villages of Middleburg, Newkirk, Carmel, Lebanon and all other unincorporated areas of Sioux County.

The Sioux County Communications Center provides 24 hour dispatching of Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS Services within Sioux County and handles an average of 16,000 calls for service a year. A monthly breakdown of those calls is published on our News & Records page and then clicking on Statistics

The people who work at the Sioux County Sheriff's Office are your friends, neighbors, and relatives - we are a part of your community. With your support; we pledge to provide you with the highest quality public safety service, made possible through relationships, training and professionalism, 24 hours a day-each year.

"I grew up in Sioux County. It is a great place to raise a family, live and work. It is my privilege to serve you as Sheriff of Sioux County and lead an amazing team of professionals who serve our community with honor and a duty every day. By working together we can keep Sioux County a safe place to call home. We will continue to be relentless against criminal activity, compassionate to victims, responsive to citizens and will partner with our community to keep our county safe. My team and I remain focused on providing the highest level of service to the residents and visitors of Sioux County"
      ~Sheriff Jamie Van Voorst
   17th Sioux County Sheriff     




Latest news & Announcements

*SCAM ALERT* Imposter caller claiming to be Lt. Justin De Bruin

November 30, 2023

Residents in northwest Iowa have been receiving phone calls from an imposter claiming to be Lieutenant Justin De Bruin with our office. While Lieutenant De Bruin is a legitimate employee, he has not been calling numerous people today asking for gift cards. The imposter is telling victims that they missed federal jury duty and a … Read more

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Business south of Orange City destroyed by fire – November 30

November 30, 2023

On Thursday, November 30, at 2:24 a.m., the Sioux County Communications Center received a 9-1-1 report of a fire that occurred at 4758 Ironwood Avenue, two and one-half miles south of Orange City, IA. The property that was on fire was a business operated as “The Triple Box,” which is a venue that hosts events. … Read more

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Scammer unknowingly calls on-duty deputy’s cell phone *Video*

November 27, 2023

We wanted to share this video with you about how intense and pushy scammers usually are. We completely understand how easily people can become victimized, so we wanted to share this for your awareness. Once the scammer learned they were speaking with law enforcement, they promptly hung up. This is an excellent reminder how creative … Read more

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** SCAM ALERT ** Please read this Information about a scam currently in Sioux County

November 27, 2023

Over the past several days, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies have received reports of suspicious letters being received by area residents. The letters are sent by the “Iowa Workforce Development” for unemployment claims and some may include correct information, such as the last four digits of your social security … Read more

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Toddler dies as result of accident on private property southwest of Boyden – November 20

November 24, 2023

On Monday, November 20, at 4:57 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a fatal accident that occurred at a farm residence on Jay Avenue, one and one-half miles southwest of Boyden, IA. Nathan Klok, age two, was in a grove nearby a tree where family members were cutting down trees, when a tree fell … Read more

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NIXLE Tip versus phone calls for reporting – Read this for helpful information

November 13, 2023

This outline is for everyone who currently uses NIXLE tips; (If you are unfamiliar with what Nixle Tips are, head over to our website homepage at and check it out.) We thought it would be helpful to share this information with you to better serve the NIXLE Tip reporting process. In some cases, calling … Read more

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