Sioux County Sheriff

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

Jail Sergeant Charley Dibbet promoted to Lieutenant

Detention Officer Sergeant Charley Dibbet was promoted to the rank of jail Lieutenant. Dibbet was appointed to the position of Detention Officer (Jailer) at the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office in January of 2015 by Sheriff Dan Altena; he was promoted to Sergeant in June of 2017. In addition to his regular jail duties, Dibbet oversees … Read more

*Scam Alert* Air Duct Cleaning Scams

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office would like to inform the citizens of Sioux County of possible air duct cleaning scam that has been occurring in the area recently. These air duct cleaning crews offer a low-priced opportunity to clean residential or business ductwork. The phone number they have been using is 712-218-2577. When you call … Read more

Sheriff Altena hires two full-time sheriff’s deputies

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has hired two full-time deputy sheriffs, Chad Van Ravenswaay and Seth Maitlen. Deputy Van Ravenswaay has been a police officer at the Orange City Police Department for the past five years. Van Ravenswaay has also served the sheriff’s office as a Telecommunications Officer (911 dispatcher) as well as reserve deputy … Read more

Sheriff Altena hires two reserve sheriff’s deputies

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has hired two reserve deputy sheriffs, Jordan Kerr and Alex Bakker. Reserve Deputy Kerr also currently serves as a full-time police officer at the Rock Valley Police Department where he is also a K-9 handler. Kerr previously served as a police officer in Hartley, IA; he received a Bachelor of … Read more

Deputy Caleb Haverdink promoted to Sergeant

Deputy Sheriff Caleb Haverdink was promoted to the rank of patrol sergeant on June 1, 2021. Haverdink was appointed to the position of deputy sheriff at the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office in April of 2007 by Sheriff Dan Altena. In addition to his regular patrol duties Haverdink has experience in specialized areas including, Critical Emergency … Read more

Recent ALICE training sessions conducted

Our School Resource Officer, Deputy Waylon Pollema, continues to train our area schools in the ALICE Training concepts. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evaluate. ALICE Training offers a set of common-sense lifesaving options and proactive strategies that authorizes and empowers the use of existing building infrastructure, technology and human actions. Using those strategies … Read more