Sioux County Sheriff

Sheriff Altena to retire

To the People of Sioux County:

I will be retiring from my position as Sioux County Sheriff, effective August 31, 2022.

My chief goal as a law enforcement officer has always been to help maintain the high quality of life that we enjoy in Sioux County by providing the very best public safety possible. I feel confident leaving the Office of Sioux County Sheriff knowing that we have achieved that goal and that the Sheriff’s Office is strongly positioned to continue serving the people of Sioux County well into the future.

I have thoroughly enjoyed serving Sioux County as a law enforcement officer for the last 43 years, and particularly the last 18 years as your elected Sheriff.

It has been an immense honor and privilege to lead the Sheriff’s Office and see it through tremendous development from an operation in a dated facility to a state-of-the-art law enforcement, corrections and communications center.

I am proud that during my tenure at the Sheriff’s Office, we created our first ever school resource unit, enhanced our emergency response unit and award winning K-9 program, reorganized our dive team, provided a real-time public notification system (Nixle) which also offers text-a-tip, a confidential reporting system, along with many other accomplishments.

I have been blessed to have a dedicated team of professionals at the Sheriff’s Office, who do outstanding work.

It has been an honor to serve you.


Dan Altena
Sioux County Sheriff