Sioux County Sheriff

To serve & Protect

Sheriff

OUR CORE VALUES

Protect Life and Property: We will provide services that contribute to the preservation and quality of life, the protection of property, and the safety of the people we serve.

Maintain Public Order: We will strive to maintain peace and public order.

Prevent, Detect and Investigate Criminal Activity: We will work to prevent crime through active patrols that limit the opportunity for a crime to occur, and through education of citizens that reduces the likelihood of them becoming victims of crime. We will provide a thorough, appropriate, and efficient investigation of criminal activity.

Community Service: As public servants it’s important that we provide the resources available for assisting members of the community with non-criminal circumstances. We will work in cooperation with our community to proactively identify and address areas of needed improvement.

Ethical Standards and Professionalism: Our goal is to be an organization in which each employee embraces integrity as the cornerstone upon which the public’s trust is built. We will strive to serve with professionalism, diligence, respect and concern for all people.

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 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.

We embody the values of our office and reflect these values in the performance of our duties; dedicated to the preservation of the public's safety and well-being.

 

 

 

 

Latest news & Announcements

Message from our SRO regarding recent issues with drivers who have a minor school permit

January 13, 2020

Dear Parents, It has come to my attention through several parents, educators, and other concerned persons that there are several students in Sioux County who are not abiding by the guidelines of what the law permits in regards to having a minor school license (school permit).  Reports of violations include driving off of their most … Read more Message from our SRO regarding recent issues with drivers who have a minor school permit

Read More

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 Sheriff’s Office Drone Highlight Video

Read More

School Resource Officer building relationships with students while helping them learn to read

January 6, 2020

During the 2019/2020 school year, Kindergarten classes at Hospers Elementary have been spending some extra time with their School Resource Officer, Deputy Waylon Pollema. When Pollema has free time during his scheduled days at Hospers Elementary, he reads books, plays educational games and interacts positively with the students. Pollema said, “This has been a very … Read more School Resource Officer building relationships with students while helping them learn to read

Read More

888777 is the new number for our anonymous Text-A-Tip

December 18, 2019

888777 is the new number for our anonymous Text-A-Tip program. The program works the same way it always has. You can click here for instructions about how to use it: How to send an anonymous tip to us

Read More

Sheriff Altena announces several staff changes

December 16, 2019

Sheriff Dan Altena announced several changes that will take place at the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. Jail Commander, Judy Plendl, will retire effective December 31, 2019. Plendl has been an employee with the sheriff’s office since 1987. She has served in a variety of roles. In 2005, newly elected Sheriff Altena appointed Plendl to the … Read more Sheriff Altena announces several staff changes

Read More

High School Law classes tour Sheriff’s Office

December 9, 2019

Recently, the Unity Christian High School Law Class toured the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. School Resource Officer (SRO) Deputy Waylon Pollema facilitated the tours for the classes taught by Mr. Jon Holwerda. The students were able to see the general working areas of the sheriff’s office, the jail and communications center. They were also able … Read more High School Law classes tour Sheriff’s Office

Read More