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National Peace Officers Memorial Day – May 15

May 15, 2022

We want to remember and honor all federal, state, county and local officers who were killed or disabled in the line of duty. 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. Established by a joint resolution of … Read more

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Information about Letters from the Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies Association (ISSDA)

May 3, 2022

We have received several questions asking if a recent mailing from the Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies Association and signed by Sheriff Dan Altena is legitimate. They are legitimate and the association sends these mailings every few years to raise money for training of local sheriffs, deputies, jailers and dispatchers. While it is a good … Read more

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Sioux County Sheriff’s Office K9 Team Excels at Narcotic Trials

April 16, 2022

Recently, Sergeant Justin De Bruin and his K9 partner, Sonny, attended the annual United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) narcotics trials.  This year, the trials were hosted by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office in Spencer, IA. 55 canine teams competed in the trials to maintain or receive certifications. The certification involved searching five cars and … Read more

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Domestic Violence Awareness Simulation at Boyden-Hull JR/SR High School

April 2, 2022

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

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Fatal motor vehicle accident north of Hull – March 29 *UPDATED*

March 29, 2022

*UPDATED RELEASE* On Tuesday, March 29, at 6:33 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 290th Street, two miles north of Hull, IA. Noah Salentiny, age 22, of Sioux Falls, SD, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox eastbound on 290th Street. Jillian Meyer, age 31, of Boyden, IA, … Read more

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Sioux County Telecommunications Operator recipient of prestigious award

November 23, 2021

Recently, Sioux County Telecommunications Operator (Dispatcher), Kevin Harskamp, was a recipient of the Iowa Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Association’s Dispatcher of the Year Award. The award was a result of the nomination by members of the Sioux County EMS Association; the EMS association consists of members of 10 emergency response agencies in Sioux County. The … Read more

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Crime Scene Investigation Class a success

October 27, 2021

Recently, our School Resource Officer, Deputy Waylon Pollema, helped lead a crime scene investigation (CSI) activity with Mr. John Holwerda with his law class at Unity Christian High School in Orange City, IA. Over the course of two weeks, students investigated a mock crime that occurred using evidence, interviews, and collaboration with classmates. The students … Read more

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Students use the Fire Safety House to learn during Fire Safety Week

October 6, 2021

The week of October 3 – 9 is Fire Prevention Week. Recently, our School Resource Officer (SRO), Deputy Waylon Pollema, assisted the Hull Fire Department and Boyden Fire Department in bringing a valuable fire prevention education tool to the students at the Hull Christian School and the Boyden-Hull Elementary School. The Mobile Fire Safety house … Read more

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Video: Seasons Center for Behavioral Health Mobile Response Program partners with sheriff’s office

September 29, 2021

We are very grateful for a new partnership with the Seasons Center for Behavioral Health Mobile Crisis Program that has become available to the sheriff’s office and area law enforcement in Sioux County. This response team is available 24/7 and has already been assisting our deputies and area law enforcement on calls to better assess … Read more

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Successful Training Day held at Sioux County Regional Airport

September 27, 2021

On Saturday, September 25, several emergency response agencies from Sioux County and O’Brien County participated in an emergency exercise conducted in a joint effort between Sioux County Emergency Management, the Sioux County Reginal Airport, Northwest Iowa Community College and the Orange City Fire Department. The training day took place at the Sioux County Regional Airport. … Read more

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Project Lifesaver available in Sioux County

July 26, 2021

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

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Tales and Trails Summer Camp Visit

June 28, 2021

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

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Students learn about the job duties of a deputy sheriff and see drone demonstration

June 15, 2021

Recently, Captain Jamie Van Voorst and Chief Deputy Nate Huizinga were invited to speak to the students of Mrs. Chanda Bakker‘s Rock Valley Community School Summer Enrichment Program. Huizenga and Van Voorst were able spend time with the students explaining the job duties of a deputy sheriff and the tools that they use in various … Read more

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Sheriff’s Office canine team performs well at dog trials

April 2, 2021

Recently, Sergeant Justin De Bruin and K9 Sonny attended the 2021 United States Police Canine Association narcotic trials held in Fort Madison, IA. The sheriff’s office canine team passed with a score of 197.67 out of a possible 200 points. The test consisted of searching five cars and three rooms to locate a total of … Read more

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Sheriff’s Office Drone Highlight Video

January 1, 2021

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

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