Sioux County Sheriff


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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Fatal motor vehicle accident near Alton – January 14 *UPDATED*

January 14, 2021

*UPDATED RELEASE* On Thursday, January 14, at 4:51 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 10 (460th Street), three miles east of Alton, IA. Josiah Gonzalez, age 18, of Granville, IA was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu westbound on Highway 10. Barry Galles, age 45, of … Read more

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Drug Take Back Day nets over 27 pounds of unused prescription drugs

October 26, 2020

On Saturday, October 24, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office took part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The sheriff’s office has a green ‘MedReturn’ collection box located in its public lobby and is available 24/7/365. On this year’s Take Back Day, 27.4 pounds of drugs were collected for disposal by the United States … Read more

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Sgt. Justin De Bruin and canine Sonny attend USPCA certification

October 22, 2020

On October 18-29, 2020, the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) held its annual narcotic detection certification. This year, the certification was hosted by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. Sergeant Justin De Bruin and canine Sonny attended this year’s certification. The certification consists of two parts: vehicles and rooms with a total of four drug … 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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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

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