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 36,020 (2022). 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

Special Traffic Enforcement Projects (STEP) coming to Sioux County roads

April 13, 2024

Sioux County, we are announcing something new we will are launching in an effort to make our roads safer. Generally, each week, deputies will be focusing on a STEP (Special Traffic Enforcement Project) on various county roads and in the cities we are contracted to provide law enforcement services in. We will announce the STEP … Read more

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*Scam Alert-Special attention: elderly Sioux County residents*

April 10, 2024

Because we know that our dear older folks are not on social media as often, and are generally very trusting, we hope that you will read this and talk to your parents to hopefully educate them. We have had several more Sioux County senior citizens fall victim of “the grandchild scam.” This is the scam … Read more

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Deputy Dorhout and K-9 McGrath attend Crisis Response Therapy K-9 Academy

April 2, 2024

Last week, Deputy Dorhout and Crisis K-9 McGrath, a.k.a. Big Mac, was given the amazing opportunity to train with the Crisis Canines of the Midlands and their K-9 teams under the direction of TEAM K9 Academy. The training worked on desensitizing through exposure to multiple different emergency scenes. From emergency response vehicles, bombs, robots, drone, … Read more

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Confinement fire south of Hospers – March 31

March 31, 2024

On Sunday, March 31, at 9:39 a.m.  the Hospers Fire Department responded to a 9-1-1 report of fire that occurred at a hog confinement, 3725 Log Avenue, one and one-half miles north of Hospers, IA The Hospers Fire received mutual assistance from fire departments of  Sheldon, Alton, Granville, Boyden and Orange City; the Orange City Ambulance, … Read more

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Two day ALERTT training held in Sioux Center

March 30, 2024

Trained Law Enforcement is prepared law enforcement. Prepared law enforcement equals safer communities. A big thank you to the Sioux Center Police Department for hosting this training and Sioux Center Middle School for letting us use your building. Thank you to the Iowa Governor’s School Safety Board, Iowa State Patrol Tactical Team and FBI for … Read more

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Information sought in cattle gate thefts

March 27, 2024

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several recent reports of theft of cattle gates that have occurred around the Sioux County area. If you have any information about these thefts, or are a victim of cattle gate theft, you are asked to call the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office at 712.737.3307.

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