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New Electronic weapon permit system coming soon to Sheriff’s Office

March 28, 2020

We are excited to announce that very soon, we will have the capability to accept weapon permit applications electronically. Keep an eye on our website and social media outlets.

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A note of thanks

March 23, 2020

We are thankful for the donation of hand sanitizer we received today from the Dollar General Store in Hull, IA. We are also sincerely grateful to the many other businesses and individuals who have, and continue to donate various forms of personal protective equipment for our staff to use during this time to enhance their … Read more A note of thanks

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*Our Business Office is now closed due to the Covid-19 virus concerns*

March 17, 2020

**ADDITIONAL COVID-19 PUBLIC NOTICE-Relating specifically to sex offender registry (SOR), weapon permits and civil matters**  Please read and share this message:    Our Business Office is now closed until further notice.   All in-person SOR and SOR related issues are suspended indefinitely. Items that normally required an in-person appearance shall now be handled via phone … Read more *Our Business Office is now closed due to the Covid-19 virus concerns*

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Information about upcoming Iowa Sheriffs’ & Deputies Association Honorary Membership Program

March 12, 2020

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to introduce the Iowa State Sheriffs’ & Deputies’ Association Institute Honorary Membership Program. This unique opportunity allows citizens of Sioux County to become Honorary Members and have an active role in helping make our community a safer place by providing resources and services to the Sheriff, Deputies and … Read more Information about upcoming Iowa Sheriffs’ & Deputies Association Honorary Membership Program

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Public safety reminder: manually activate your vehicle’s headlights when fog is present

March 11, 2020

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind all motorists to use your low-beam headlights during foggy conditions. Spring season is also a time when we encounter dense fog more often during our morning commutes; we want all motorists to practice this safety tip: Manually turn on your headlights when foggy conditions are present. Many … Read more Public safety reminder: manually activate your vehicle’s headlights when fog is present

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Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 23-27

March 11, 2020

The Sioux County Emergency Management Agency would like to invite your agency to participate in a Tornado Drill that is planned for Wednesday, March 25. The exercise will consist of a test tornado watch being issued around 10:00 a.m.,  followed by a test warning at a 10:10 a.m. when the sirens will be activated.  If … Read more Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 23-27

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Message from our SRO regarding recent issues with drivers who have a minor school permit

January 13, 2020

Dear Parents, It has come to my attention through several parents, educators, and other concerned persons that there are several students in Sioux County who are not abiding by the guidelines of what the law permits in regards to having a minor school license (school permit).  Reports of violations include driving off of their most … Read more Message from our SRO regarding recent issues with drivers who have a minor school permit

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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 Sheriff’s Office Drone Highlight Video

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School Resource Officer building relationships with students while helping them learn to read

January 6, 2020

During the 2019/2020 school year, Kindergarten classes at Hospers Elementary have been spending some extra time with their School Resource Officer, Deputy Waylon Pollema. When Pollema has free time during his scheduled days at Hospers Elementary, he reads books, plays educational games and interacts positively with the students. Pollema said, “This has been a very … Read more School Resource Officer building relationships with students while helping them learn to read

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888777 is the new number for our anonymous Text-A-Tip

December 18, 2019

888777 is the new number for our anonymous Text-A-Tip program. The program works the same way it always has. You can click here for instructions about how to use it: How to send an anonymous tip to us

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Sheriff Altena announces several staff changes

December 16, 2019

Sheriff Dan Altena announced several changes that will take place at the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. Jail Commander, Judy Plendl, will retire effective December 31, 2019. Plendl has been an employee with the sheriff’s office since 1987. She has served in a variety of roles. In 2005, newly elected Sheriff Altena appointed Plendl to the … Read more Sheriff Altena announces several staff changes

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High School Law classes tour Sheriff’s Office

December 9, 2019

Recently, the Unity Christian High School Law Class toured the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. School Resource Officer (SRO) Deputy Waylon Pollema facilitated the tours for the classes taught by Mr. Jon Holwerda. The students were able to see the general working areas of the sheriff’s office, the jail and communications center. They were also able … Read more High School Law classes tour Sheriff’s Office

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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 more Sheriff’s Office canine team competes at trials

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