Sioux County Sheriff

Domestic Violence Awareness Simulation presented to law class

On Thursday, January 12, Mr. Jon Holwerda’s law class at Unity Christian High School participated in a Domestic Violence Awareness Simulation, ‘In Her Shoes®’, which is developed and owned by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Seattle, Washington; www.wscadv.org. In Her Shoes® is a community education tool designed for participants to learn about domestic violence … Read more

Sioux County Telecommunications Operator recipient of prestigious award

Recently, Sioux County Telecommunications Operator (Dispatcher), Kevin Harskamp, was a recipient of the Iowa Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Association’s Dispatcher of the Year Award. The award was a result of the nomination by members of the Sioux County EMS Association; the EMS association consists of members of 10 emergency response agencies in Sioux County. The … Read more

Crime Scene Investigation Class a success

Recently, our School Resource Officer, Deputy Waylon Pollema, helped lead a crime scene investigation (CSI) activity with Mr. John Holwerda with his law class at Unity Christian High School in Orange City, IA. Over the course of two weeks, students investigated a mock crime that occurred using evidence, interviews, and collaboration with classmates. The students … Read more

Video: Seasons Center for Behavioral Health Mobile Response Program partners with sheriff’s office

We are very grateful for a new partnership with the Seasons Center for Behavioral Health Mobile Crisis Program that has become available to the sheriff’s office and area law enforcement in Sioux County. This response team is available 24/7 and has already been assisting our deputies and area law enforcement on calls to better assess … Read more

Successful Training Day held at Sioux County Regional Airport

On Saturday, September 25, several emergency response agencies from Sioux County and O’Brien County participated in an emergency exercise conducted in a joint effort between Sioux County Emergency Management, the Sioux County Reginal Airport, Northwest Iowa Community College and the Orange City Fire Department. The training day took place at the Sioux County Regional Airport. … Read more

Public Awareness Advisory – TikTok trend “Devious Licks”

A recent social media challenge and trend has made its way into Sioux County schools and the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office would like to inform the public, parents and schools about it. The nationwide TikTok trend called “Devious Licks,” is aimed at middle school and high school students encouraging them to vandalize and steal items … Read more

Project Lifesaver available in Sioux County

We are excited to announce that Project Lifesaver, a rapid response program designed to help quickly locate people who wander due to Alzheimer’s Syndrome, Autism, Down Syndrome, dementia and other cognitive impairment, is now available to Sioux County residents. If you are interested in learning more about this program and live in Sioux County or … Read more

Tales and Trails Summer Camp Visit

Recently, Captain Jamie Van Voorst and Deputy Todd Bergsma were invited to a visit with the students of the Tales and Trails Summer Camp at the Sioux Center Christian School. Van Voorst and Bergsma were able spend time with the students explaining the job duties of a deputy sheriff and the tools that they use … Read more