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* involving law enforcement agencies

September 26, 2023

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office would like to make everyone aware of a scam involving the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and local police departments. People report receiving a phone call from 712-737-2280, which is our actual business phone number. The caller is claiming to be a Sioux County Sheriff’s Office employee, gives a fictitious name, … Read more

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Take a moment to read an important message from Deputy Dorhout and K9 McGrath about social media back-to-school posts

August 22, 2023

As a new school year is here, we thought it was a good time to give a quick reminder to parents who plan to post back-to-school social media pics of their favorite students. This year, Deputy Jessica Dorhout and McGrath put together a helpful photo-reminder to remind everyone to stay safe. -Remember, a photo of … Read more

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Sioux County’s first Certified Professional Therapy K9

August 19, 2023

Sioux County, meet McGrath, our first-ever certified Professional Therapy K9! McGrath’s trainer from C.A.R.E.S., Inc.: (Canine Assistance Rehabilitation & Education Services) of Concordia, KS, says he absolutely “loves to be loved” and we think that will be a fitting quality for his job description! McGrath has now joined his handler, Deputy Jessica Dorhout, and is … Read more

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Something parents may want to know about “Saturn – Time Together” App

August 18, 2023

Recently, one of our citizens shared concerns with me about an app called “Saturn-Time Together.” After doing some research about this, I have come to the personal opinion that the Saturn app may be gaining popularity among high schoolers. It’s a scheduling app designed for students, but I think parents should be extra aware about … Read more

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Ceremony held for three new Sheriff’s Deputies and Promotion Ceremony for two new Lieutenants and two new Sergeants – July 13

July 14, 2023

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office held a swearing-in ceremony for the new Sioux County Sheriff’s Deputies and a promotional ceremony for two new Lieutenants and two new Sergeants. Our three newest additions of Sheriff’s Deputies are Deputy Gage Klein, Deputy Jake Harmelink and Deputy Zachary McKee. Promoted to Lieutenant are Deputy Justin De Bruin and … Read more

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“Home Improvement” scam in Sioux County

June 12, 2023

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office would like to make you aware to be cautious of a summer “home improvement” scam that has been circulating around Sioux County and the surrounding area. In a recent incident in Sioux County, the suspect offered to paint a building on a farm property. The suspect then claimed to have … Read more

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