Sioux County Sheriff

Information sought in reports of gunshot, bullet shot through window at residence north of Sioux Center – May 25

On Thursday, May 25, at 6:35 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a discharge of a firearm that occurred near a residence, one mile north of Sioux Center, IA. A homeowner on 371st Street reported that a bullet was shot through a window and struck a cabinet in the home. Several neighbors reported hearing … Read more

May 21-27 is National EMS Week

May 21-27, 2023 is the 49th annual National EMS Week. In 1974, President Gerald Ford designated EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. We at the Sioux County Public Safety Center thank you for serving all of our communities and rural citizens; we are proud to … Read more

Forensic class at Boyden-Hull JR/SR High School

The Forensic Science class at the Boyden-Hull JR/SR High School recently participated in a Crime Scene Investigation activity. The Forensic Science teacher, Mr. Kent Zevenbergen, and the Sheriff’s Office SRO, Deputy Waylon Pollema facilitated this activity. The students were engaged and were ultimately successful in solving the crime by using several investigative themes and techniques. … Read more

National Police Week

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is blessed to have some of the best law enforcement officers in Iowa. They put on their uniforms, gun belt, bullet proof vests, kiss … Read more

*New Scam Alert* the Facebook Marketplace/Venmo Scam

Avoiding Marketplace Scams Sioux County and area law enforcement have observed an uptick in scams being completed online using Facebook Marketplace and other online “swap” pages. The most common scam occurring involves the fraudster advertising an item or service, with a price that is “too good to be true.” The fraudster then engages the victim … Read more

SCAM ALERT: Two different scams to make you aware of

*SCAM ALERT NOTICE* The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of two different scams making the rounds around Sioux County. -On this scam the person received a call from someone claiming to be with the Spirit Lake Police Department. The caller stated that the person on the phone had a warrant for their arrest … Read more

Information about the Distract and Dash scam

  Here is some information we wanted you to know about a scam referred to as “Distract and Dash,” that has been appearing around the state. Please share with your friends, family and younger shoppers as well to avoid becoming a victim. In these cases, law enforcement has received reports of a simple-but-effective theft/scam that … Read more

An exciting update!

Sioux County citizens, I have some great updates happening at the sheriff’s office that I’d like to share with you. As you may know, I have been working on enhancing the services provided by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office: ◦ One of the ways is that we want to further serve our schools is by … Read more