Sioux County Sheriff


March 27-31 is Severe Weather Week in Iowa

March 25, 2023

                    The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and Sioux County Emergency Management will be using Severe Weather Week, March 27-31, to test storm sirens in our communities. On Wednesday, March 29, at 10:00 a.m., storm sirens will be sounded in all communities in Sioux County. Government agencies, … Read more

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SCAM ALERT: Two different scams to make you aware of

March 24, 2023

*SCAM ALERT NOTICE* The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of two different scams making the rounds around Sioux County. -On this scam the person received a call from someone claiming to be with the Spirit Lake Police Department. The caller stated that the person on the phone had a warrant for their arrest … Read more

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Information about the Distract and Dash scam

March 7, 2023

  Here is some information we wanted you to know about a scam referred to as “Distract and Dash,” that has been appearing around the state. Please share with your friends, family and younger shoppers as well to avoid becoming a victim. In these cases, law enforcement has received reports of a simple-but-effective theft/scam that … Read more

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An exciting update!

February 9, 2023

Sioux County citizens, I have some great updates happening at the sheriff’s office that I’d like to share with you. As you may know, I have been working on enhancing the services provided by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office: ◦ One of the ways is that we want to further serve our schools is by … Read more

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K9 Sonny retires from service

February 8, 2023

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office retired canine Sonny, a Belgian Tervuren K9 who joined the department in August of 2014; he was handled by Sergeant Justin De Bruin. Sonny was Sergeant De Bruin’s second police canine after De Bruin’s first canine, Molly, a yellow lab trained in narcotic detection, retired in July of 2014. Sonny … Read more

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Lower your risk of becoming a victim of home burglary by following these tips

February 2, 2023

Burglary is the most common threat to our homes. Somewhere in the U.S., there’s a home burglary committed every 13-15 seconds. A burglary can have a major impact on your family’s sense of safety and well-being and can cause you to lose more than a few possessions. There are many things you can do to … Read more

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Safety Tips for driving in the fog – a good reminder for younger drivers as well

January 24, 2023

With the recent numerous dense fog advisories we have had and will likely have more of, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office thinks it’s a perfect time to share our tips for driving in fog; especially heavy fog during winter. Fog makes driving difficult — and dangerous. There are more than 500 fatal car accidents related … Read more

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Newest K9 team arrives and begins service in Sioux County

January 12, 2023

We are excited to introduce our newest K9 Rocky, a one-year-old German Shorthair Pointer from the Netherlands. K9 Rocky was purchased from I-80 K9 in Atlantic, Iowa, and is trained in narcotic, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin detection. Deputy Agustin Martinez will be his handler and the duo spent the last 10 days in Atlantic training … Read more

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Eye Witness Activity for law class students

December 2, 2022

Our School Resource Officer, Deputy Waylon Pollema, along with the Unity Christian High School Law Class teacher, Ms. Kris Talsma, led an “Eye Witness” activity with the law classes. In the activity, an unknown person entered the classroom suspiciously, stole a computer and left some articles of evidence behind. The law students were then asked … Read more

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High school crime scene activity ends with office and Courthouse tour

October 31, 2022

The four freshman Physical Science classes from Western Christian High School participated in a crime scene activity October 24 – 28. The activity was facilitated by Physical Science teachers, Shawn DeStigter, Sarah Wilson and our School Resource Officer, Deputy Waylon Pollema. On the first day of the activity the students were given a scenario: acting as … Read more

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Public Safety Reminder: Move Over for emergency vehicles, safely *VIDEO*

May 31, 2022

Please take a moment to watch the below video for a good safety reminder to not only move over for emergency vehicles that are stopped with its flashing lights on, but to slow down and please do it safely.   Recently, Sioux County Deputy Sheriff Jessica Dorhout was engaged in a traffic stop when her … 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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