Sioux County Sheriff

Sioux County Sheriff’s Office to host Basic School Resource Officer (SRO) training – August 8-12

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce that we will be hosting a National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) Basic School Resource Officer training course. This training will take place August 8 – 12, 2022. The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO,) the world’s leader in school-based policing, is dedicated to … Read more

Iowa changes ATV/UTV laws effective July 1

Effective July 1, All terrain vehicle (ATV) and utility terrain vehicle (UTV) users will now be able to ride in any of Iowa’s 99 counties, with a few restrictions. Captain Jamie Van Voorst says, “An ATV is a vehicle that can be straddled by a single rider, while a UTV is designed with a cabin … Read more

Information about Letters from the Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies Association (ISSDA)

We have received several questions asking if a recent mailing from the Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies Association and signed by Sheriff Dan Altena is legitimate. They are legitimate and the association sends these mailings every few years to raise money for training of local sheriffs, deputies, jailers and dispatchers. While it is a good … Read more

Sioux County Sheriff’s Office K9 Team Excels at Narcotic Trials

Recently, Sergeant Justin De Bruin and his K9 partner, Sonny, attended the annual United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) narcotics trials.  This year, the trials were hosted by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office in Spencer, IA. 55 canine teams competed in the trials to maintain or receive certifications. The certification involved searching five cars and … Read more

Domestic Violence Awareness Simulation at Boyden-Hull JR/SR High School

This past week, the Boyden-Hull JR/SR High School faculty and staff participated in a Domestic Violence Awareness Simulation, ‘In Her Shoes®’, which is developed and owned by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Seattle, WA; The following day, the senior class at the school participated in the simulation. ‘In Her Shoes®’ is a great community education … 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