Sioux County Sheriff

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; www.wscadv.org. The following day, the senior class at the school participated in the simulation. ‘In Her Shoes®’ is a great community education … Read more

Traffic Stop Class

Our School Resource Officer (SRO), Deputy Waylon Pollema teaches traffic stop awareness education at various schools he is in around Sioux County. The purpose of this instruction is to make teens, who are about to receive their driver’s license, more aware of how to conduct themselves in the event they are stopped by law enforcement. … Read more

Bullying and Suicide Prevention

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office continues its focus on awareness, education, and prevention of bullying involving students at school, in the class, on the playground and after school. The safety and mental health of our area children is one of our highest priorities. This is also one of our School Resource Officer’s (SRO), Deputy Waylon … Read more

Sheriff’s Office Tours

Several times each year, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office hosts tours of the Sheriff’s Office. These tours are for various groups and consist of city adult leadership groups, high school students, grade school students and various kids club organizations. These tours are scheduled by requesting them in advance though our Administration Office. We have found … Read more

Fingerprinting

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer Program fingerprints students as part of educational classroom activities. Students are taught that no one has the same fingerprints, how fingerprints are used in law enforcement investigations and the different types of fingerprints. They are also shown how fingerprints are required in different types of employment. Each … Read more

911 Presentations

There are classes that are able to tour the Sioux County Communications Center and meet our dispatchers. These tours are facilitated through our School Resource Officer Program and School Resource Officer (SRO) Deputy Waylon Pollema. Through these tours, students are able learn about 911, what happens when it is called and when to call 911. … Read more

Canine Demonstrations

Deputy Justin De Bruin and his canine partner, Sonny, visit many schools in Sioux County. Throughout these visits, De Bruin talks with students about his training and experiences with Sonny and demonstrates Sonny’s obedience and criminal apprehension abilities to them.   The Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer, Deputy Waylon Pollema, works frequently with Deputy De Bruin, … Read more

A.L.I.C.E Training

Deputy Waylon Pollema, the Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer (SRO), presents presentations to high school student bodies on the principles of A.L.I.C.E. A.L.I.C.E.  stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate and teaches a set of proactive strategies designed to increase chances of survival during a violent intruder event. This has been yearly training provided to the students teachers at … Read more

Mock Crime Scene Class

Recently, students in Mr. Kent Zevenbergen’s Forensic Science class at the Boyden-Hull JR/SR High School participated in a crime scene activity. This activity was facilitated by Zevenbergen and School Resource Officer (SRO), Deputy Waylon Pollema. On the first day of the activity, students were given a crime scene scenario. Acting as law enforcement investigators, the students … Read more

School bus evacuation drill

Western Christian High School in Hull, IA performed bus evacuation drills as the buses arrived for the beginning of the school day. School Resource Officer, Deputy Waylon Pollema, assisted with the drills. In case of an emergency it may be necessary for students to evacuate a school bus. The procedure for evacuating a school bus … Read more