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 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

March 27-31 is Severe Weather Week in Iowa

March 25, 2023

                    The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and Sioux County Emergency Management will be using Severe Weather Week, March 27-31, to test storm sirens in our communities. On Wednesday, March 29, at 10:00 a.m., storm sirens will be sounded in all communities in Sioux County. Government agencies, … Read more

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SCAM ALERT: Two different scams to make you aware of

March 24, 2023

*SCAM ALERT NOTICE* The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of two different scams making the rounds around Sioux County. -On this scam the person received a call from someone claiming to be with the Spirit Lake Police Department. The caller stated that the person on the phone had a warrant for their arrest … Read more

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Information about the Distract and Dash scam

March 7, 2023

  Here is some information we wanted you to know about a scam referred to as “Distract and Dash,” that has been appearing around the state. Please share with your friends, family and younger shoppers as well to avoid becoming a victim. In these cases, law enforcement has received reports of a simple-but-effective theft/scam that … Read more

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An exciting update!

February 9, 2023

Sioux County citizens, I have some great updates happening at the sheriff’s office that I’d like to share with you. As you may know, I have been working on enhancing the services provided by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office: ◦ One of the ways is that we want to further serve our schools is by … Read more

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K9 Sonny retires from service

February 8, 2023

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office retired canine Sonny, a Belgian Tervuren K9 who joined the department in August of 2014; he was handled by Sergeant Justin De Bruin. Sonny was Sergeant De Bruin’s second police canine after De Bruin’s first canine, Molly, a yellow lab trained in narcotic detection, retired in July of 2014. Sonny … Read more

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Lower your risk of becoming a victim of home burglary by following these tips

February 2, 2023

Burglary is the most common threat to our homes. Somewhere in the U.S., there’s a home burglary committed every 13-15 seconds. A burglary can have a major impact on your family’s sense of safety and well-being and can cause you to lose more than a few possessions. There are many things you can do to … Read more

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