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National Farm Safety Week

September 18, 2019

Each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. This annual promotion initiated by the National Safety Council has been proclaimed as such by each sitting U.S. President since Franklin D. Roosevelt. During this week, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office urges all of our area … Read moreNational Farm Safety Week

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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 moreSheriff’s Office canine team competes at trials

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Drone Team practices in exercise with Orange City health care staff

September 12, 2019

The sheriff’s office recently conducted a drill with staff of Prairie Ridge Care Center (PRCC) in Orange City, IA. The drill consisted of a staff member who simulated an elderly resident who wandered into a cornfield and remained there, not found by responders searching the area. The lost person was located quickly with the drone … Read moreDrone Team practices in exercise with Orange City health care staff

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Five Agencies Unite for Multi-County Traffic Safety Saturation Project

September 12, 2019

For the first time ever in northwest Iowa, two state and three county law enforcement agencies are coming together for a traffic safety saturation project. Administration from the Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office have put together a saturation project … Read moreFive Agencies Unite for Multi-County Traffic Safety Saturation Project

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Safety reminder for the New School Year

August 21, 2019

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reminds all motorists that area schools will soon begin for a new school year. Now is the time to prepare for school bus traffic on all roadways and children walking and riding their bicycles to and from schools. Please reduce your speeds, especially around school zones and be prepared to … Read moreSafety reminder for the New School Year

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Job opening for position of female part-time jailer

August 5, 2019

Sioux County Detention Officer ONE PART-TIME FEMALE DETENTION OFFICER (JAILER) The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of a female part-time Detention Officer (Jailer). Applicants will be required to pass a physical, written and psychological examination.  All applicants will be subject to a background check and drug test. Applications can be … Read moreJob opening for position of female part-time jailer

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Tips to avoid scams

August 2, 2019

An old cliché that has been around for a long time: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Be cautious of unsolicited e‐mails and phone calls ‐‐ many are fraudulent. Be wary of anyone who asks for personal information. Do not give out any information to a person, business or Web … Read moreTips to avoid scams

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Train Derailment northwest of Hull *drone video* – July 31

July 31, 2019

On Wednesday, July 31, at 8:32 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a train derailment that occurred on the BNSF Railway, five miles northwest of Hull, IA. Upon further investigation, responding personnel discovered that approximately 25 of the 83 car train derailed. The train cars consisted of refrigerated, tank, freight and rock … Read moreTrain Derailment northwest of Hull *drone video* – July 31

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Drone Response team assists at explosion – July 23

July 24, 2019

On Tuesday, July 23, at 3:46 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office Drone Response Team assisted the Sheldon Fire Department, Sheldon Ambulance, Sheldon Emergency Management, O’Brien County Emergency Management and Sheldon Police Department at the location of an explosion that occurred at the Deluxe Feeds Elevator dairy building in Sheldon, IA. The Sheriff’s Office Drone … Read moreDrone Response team assists at explosion – July 23

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Our 4th Annual Essay Contest Winner

June 14, 2019

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office recently held its fourth annual essay contest for sixth grade students. The grand prize winner is honored by having their essay posted on the Sheriff’s Office website and social media outlets the Sheriff’s Office uses: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and its Sioux County Sheriff App. The winner also receives a … Read moreOur 4th Annual Essay Contest Winner

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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 moreSioux 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 moreText your 911 Messages

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