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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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Jail Sergeant Charley Dibbet promoted to Lieutenant

June 21, 2021

Detention Officer Sergeant Charley Dibbet was promoted to the rank of jail Lieutenant. Dibbet was appointed to the position of Detention Officer (Jailer) at the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office in January of 2015 by Sheriff Dan Altena; he was promoted to Sergeant in June of 2017. In addition to his regular jail duties, Dibbet oversees … Read more

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*Scam Alert* Air Duct Cleaning Scams

June 21, 2021

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office would like to inform the citizens of Sioux County of possible air duct cleaning scam that has been occurring in the area recently. These air duct cleaning crews offer a low-priced opportunity to clean residential or business ductwork. The phone number they have been using is 712-218-2577. When you call … Read more

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Sheriff Altena hires two full-time sheriff’s deputies

June 16, 2021

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has hired two full-time deputy sheriffs, Chad Van Ravenswaay and Seth Maitlen. Deputy Van Ravenswaay has been a police officer at the Orange City Police Department for the past five years. Van Ravenswaay has also served the sheriff’s office as a Telecommunications Officer (911 dispatcher) as well as reserve deputy … Read more

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Sheriff Altena hires two reserve sheriff’s deputies

June 16, 2021

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has hired two reserve deputy sheriffs, Jordan Kerr and Alex Bakker. Reserve Deputy Kerr also currently serves as a full-time police officer at the Rock Valley Police Department where he is also a K-9 handler. Kerr previously served as a police officer in Hartley, IA; he received a Bachelor of … 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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Deputy Caleb Haverdink promoted to Sergeant

June 9, 2021

Deputy Sheriff Caleb Haverdink was promoted to the rank of patrol sergeant on June 1, 2021. Haverdink was appointed to the position of deputy sheriff at the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office in April of 2007 by Sheriff Dan Altena. In addition to his regular patrol duties Haverdink has experience in specialized areas including, Critical Emergency … 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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Recent ALICE training sessions conducted

February 16, 2021

Our School Resource Officer, Deputy Waylon Pollema, continues to train our area schools in the ALICE Training concepts. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evaluate. ALICE Training offers a set of common-sense lifesaving options and proactive strategies that authorizes and empowers the use of existing building infrastructure, technology and human actions. Using those strategies … 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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Weapon Permits now issued online through new system

March 31, 2020

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office hopes to improve the concealed weapon pistol permit process by allowing residents to now fill out an application online. You can now apply online for a concealed weapon permit and also a permit to acquire a pistol or revolver through the Sheriff’s Office website: Application for Iowa Permit to Carry … Read more

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