National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is April 14-20

*National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is April 14-20* During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, held annually during the week of April 14-20, we honor the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community and thank them for dedicating their lives to serving the public. Do you ever wonder who is the person behind our emergency calls … Read more

Deputy Dorhout and K-9 McGrath attend Crisis Response Therapy K-9 Academy

Last week, Deputy Dorhout and Crisis K-9 McGrath, a.k.a. Big Mac, was given the amazing opportunity to train with the Crisis Canines of the Midlands and their K-9 teams under the direction of TEAM K9 Academy. The training worked on desensitizing through exposure to multiple different emergency scenes. From emergency response vehicles, bombs, robots, drone, … Read more

Confinement fire south of Hospers – March 31

On Sunday, March 31, at 9:39 a.m.  the Hospers Fire Department responded to a 9-1-1 report of fire that occurred at a hog confinement, 3725 Log Avenue, one and one-half miles north of Hospers, IA The Hospers Fire received mutual assistance from fire departments of  Sheldon, Alton, Granville, Boyden and Orange City; the Orange City Ambulance, … Read more

Two day ALERTT training held in Sioux Center

Trained Law Enforcement is prepared law enforcement. Prepared law enforcement equals safer communities. A big thank you to the Sioux Center Police Department for hosting this training and Sioux Center Middle School for letting us use your building. Thank you to the Iowa Governor’s School Safety Board, Iowa State Patrol Tactical Team and FBI for … Read more

Information sought in cattle gate thefts

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several recent reports of theft of cattle gates that have occurred around the Sioux County area. If you have any information about these thefts, or are a victim of cattle gate theft, you are asked to call the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office at 712.737.3307.

House Fire in Rock Valley – March 22

On Friday, March 22, at 2:15 p.m., the Rock Valley Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire that occurred at 2002 15th Street, in Rock Valley, IA. Upon arrival, officers of the Rock Valley Police Department found the house to be fully engulfed; a resident was trapped in an upstairs bedroom. Officers were able … Read more

“Go Buckets” coming soon to every Sioux County School classroom

We continue to work on the first ever “Go Bucket” collaborative initiative in Sioux County! This is a reminder from prior media released about the project. Since the start of the “Go Bucket” initiative in November, 2023, the School Resource Officers (SRO’s) in Sioux County and Sioux County Community Health Partners have been receiving monetary … Read more

Sheriff Van Voorst’s statement announcing 2024 campaign for election

On Thursday, December 20, 2023, Sheriff Jamie Van Voorst released the following statement, announcing his campaign for “re-election”: “A little over one year ago, I was honored with appointment by the Sioux County Board of Supervisors to the office of Sioux County Sheriff. Today, after previous discussions with my wife and family, colleagues, co-workers, I … Read more