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 35,872 (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 17,000 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

“Go Buckets” coming soon to every Sioux County School classroom

February 27, 2024

We continue to work on the first ever “Go Bucket” collaborative initiative in Sioux County! This is a reminder from prior media released about the project. Since the start of the “Go Bucket” initiative in November, 2023, the School Resource Officers (SRO’s) in Sioux County and Sioux County Community Health Partners have been receiving monetary … Read more

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Maurice Couple Charged with Neglect of a Dependent Person, Mandatory Reporter Violations and False Report to Law Enforcement

February 22, 2024

JOINT PRESS RELEASE BY SIOUX COUNTY SHERIFF AND SIOUX COUNTY ATTORNEY                      Today, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation filed seven counts of Neglect of a Dependent Person, Class C Felonies; two counts of Mandatory Reporter Violations, Simple Misdemeanors; and one count of False Report to … Read more

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Sheriff Van Voorst’s statement announcing 2024 campaign for election

December 21, 2023

On Thursday, December 20, 2023, Sheriff Jamie Van Voorst released the following statement, announcing his campaign for “re-election”: “A little over one year ago, I was honored with appointment by the Sioux County Board of Supervisors to the office of Sioux County Sheriff. Today, after previous discussions with my wife and family, colleagues, co-workers, I … Read more

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*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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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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