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Winter Weather Awareness Day reminds us to prepare now

November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 7 is Winter Weather Awareness Day in Iowa. We have started the winter season a little early this year, but it’s good to review winter weather terminology and safety information. • Winter storm watch: an impactful snow or ice event is expected within the next few days. • Winter weather advisory: wintry precipitation … Read moreWinter Weather Awareness Day reminds us to prepare now

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Sheriff’s Office investigating the death of a Boyden man in a house fire

October 19, 2019

On Friday, October 18, at 11:08 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a request from a concerned party to check on the welfare of Daniel Kaufman, age 39 at his residence, 809 Sheridan Street, in Boyden, IA. When sheriff’s deputies arrived at the residence a short time later they observed heavy smoke inside the … Read moreSheriff’s Office investigating the death of a Boyden man in a house fire

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Police department seeking help identifying these suspects

October 2, 2019

The Sioux Center Police Department is seeking to identify the people and vehicle in these photos regarding an investigation. If you know the owner of the vehicle or the identity of anyone in the attached photos or where they reside, please contact the Sioux Center Police Department at 712-722-0761; you can also reach them by calling … Read morePolice department seeking help identifying these suspects

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Zero Fatalities Headline Multi-County Agency Project

September 23, 2019

On Friday, September 20, a joint enforcement project was conducted in Sioux, Lyon and Osceola Counties. Agencies who participated were the Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement, and the Sheriff’s Offices of Sioux, Lyon and Osceola Counties. Statistics for the project are as follows: 100 Total Citations including 44 for speed, 15 for seat … Read moreZero Fatalities Headline Multi-County Agency Project

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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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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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