Sioux County Sheriff

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

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

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

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

Sheriff Altena announces several staff changes

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

High School Law classes tour Sheriff’s Office

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

Sheriff’s Office canine team competes at trials

Recently, Sioux County Deputy Sheriff K-9 handler Justin De Bruin and canine Sonny, certified and competed in the yearly United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Police Dog 1 and tracking certifications. The certifications included areas of obedience, agilities, suspect search, evidence search, suspect apprehension (with and without gun fire) and tracking. De Bruin and Sonny … Read more Sheriff’s Office canine team competes at trials