Sioux County Sheriff

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 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

April 11-17 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 12, 2021

Each year, the first week of April recognizes the service and dedication that Public Safety Telecommunications Personnel provide. National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is just a small way to show the appreciation that we have for these amazing professionals. You may never see them, but our dispatchers are technically the first person at the scene … Read more

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Sheriff’s Office canine team performs well at dog trials

April 2, 2021

Recently, Sergeant Justin De Bruin and K9 Sonny attended the 2021 United States Police Canine Association narcotic trials held in Fort Madison, IA. The sheriff’s office canine team passed with a score of 197.67 out of a possible 200 points. The test consisted of searching five cars and three rooms to locate a total of … Read more

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – April 24

March 3, 2021

The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 24, form 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That’s dangerous and often tragic. That’s why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine … Read more

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Recent ALICE training sessions conducted

February 16, 2021

Our School Resource Officer, Deputy Waylon Pollema, continues to train our area schools in the ALICE Training concepts. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evaluate. ALICE Training offers a set of common-sense lifesaving options and proactive strategies that authorizes and empowers the use of existing building infrastructure, technology and human actions. Using those strategies … Read more

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Weapon Permits now issued online through new system

March 31, 2020

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office hopes to improve the concealed weapon pistol permit process by allowing residents to now fill out an application online. You can now apply online for a concealed weapon permit and also a permit to acquire a pistol or revolver through the Sheriff’s Office website: Application for Iowa Permit to Carry … Read more

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Sheriff’s Office Drone Highlight Video

January 11, 2020

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has used its drone for various events that have occurred in our area. Some examples are: train derailments, flooding, fires, explosions and searching for lost or missing persons. We have compiled a short video that shows some of these events and it includes a brief description of the particular event … Read more

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