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

January 13, 2020

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

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Sheriff’s Office Drone Highlight Video

January 11, 2020

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has used its drone for various events that have occurred in our area. Some examples are: train derailments, flooding, fires, explosions and searching for lost or missing persons. We have compiled a short video that shows some of these events and it includes a brief description of the particular event … Read more Sheriff’s Office Drone Highlight Video

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

January 6, 2020

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

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888777 is the new number for our anonymous Text-A-Tip

December 18, 2019

888777 is the new number for our anonymous Text-A-Tip program. The program works the same way it always has. You can click here for instructions about how to use it: How to send an anonymous tip to us

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Sheriff Altena announces several staff changes

December 16, 2019

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

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High School Law classes tour Sheriff’s Office

December 9, 2019

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

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Sheriff’s Office canine team competes at trials

September 16, 2019

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

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Sioux County Jail receives award

March 20, 2019

Recently, the Sioux County Jail was the recipient of a prestigious award from the Iowa Department of Corrections. The award recognized the Sioux County Jail as being one of the best midsized jails in the State of Iowa. This award was the result of a nomination from the Iowa State Jail Inspector. The State Jail … Read more Sioux County Jail receives award

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Text your 911 Messages

February 22, 2019

Sheriff Dan Altena announced today that the Sioux County Communications Center can now receive 911 calls via text message. Chief Deputy/Emergency Management Coordinator, Nate Huizenga has been in charge of the project, which began several years ago. The attached information is very important for 911 texters to be aware of before using the system. Read … Read more Text your 911 Messages

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