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ASPHALT PAVING SCAMS ONCE AGAIN IN OUR AREA

July 12, 2019

Once again, asphalt paving scams are in our area. Please use these tips to help you avoid becoming a victim and make sure you are getting professional and quality services. DO YOUR RESEARCH. If you really want to have asphalt or any paving services done, do it on your own terms. Anyone who approaches you … Read moreASPHALT PAVING SCAMS ONCE AGAIN IN OUR AREA

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Scam alert uses claims of pastors seeking gift cards

July 9, 2019

*Scam Alert* There is a report of a scam involving people who have received text messages from someone claiming to be a local church pastor. The texter, claiming to be the pastor, states they have a friend in the hospital ill with cancer, requests you to purchase gift cards and send them the gift card … Read moreScam alert uses claims of pastors seeking gift cards

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Drone assists at Rock Valley Assisted Living Center Fire

July 9, 2019

On Tuesday, July 2, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office Drone Response Team assisted the Rock Valley Fire Department and several area assisting fire departments at the location of a fire that occurred at the newly constructed Rock Valley Assisted Living Center, 712 Westwiew Drive, in Rock Valley, IA. The Sheriff’s Office Drone Response Team assisted … Read moreDrone assists at Rock Valley Assisted Living Center Fire

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Tips to avoid scams

July 9, 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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Opening for part-time Detention Officer (Jailer)

July 8, 2019

Sioux County Detention Officer ONE PART‐TIME DETENTION OFFICER (JAILER) The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of a 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 picked up … Read moreOpening for part-time Detention Officer (Jailer)

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Drone assists at elevator explosion

June 15, 2019

On Friday, June 14, at 10:41 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office Drone Response Team assisted the Sheldon Fire Department, Sheldon Emergency Management and O’Brien County Emergency Management at the location of an explosion that occurred at the Sheldon Cooperative Elevator in Sheldon, IA. The Sheriff’s Office Drone Response Team assisted in locating any hotspots … Read moreDrone assists at elevator explosion

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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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Crime Scene Investigation Taught to Class

May 10, 2019

Recently, students in Mr. Kent Zevenbergen’s Forensic Science class at the Boyden‐Hull JR/SR High School participated in a crime scene activity. This activity was facilitated by Zevenbergen and School Resource Officer (SRO), Deputy Waylon Pollema. On the first day of the activity, students were given a crime scene scenario. Acting as law enforcement investigators, the students … Read moreCrime Scene Investigation Taught to Class

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Get rid of old prescription drugs

April 22, 2019

We encourage you to bring your expired and unused prescription drugs to the green MedReturn box located in our public lobby. The drug take back day event hours are on Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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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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Sheriff’s Office K9 Team competes at dog trials

March 19, 2019

On Sunday, March 10 through Tuesday, March 12, Deputy Justin De Bruin and K9 Sonny certified and competed with the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) annual narcotic dog trials. This year’s trials were held in Fort Madison, IA at the Iowa State Penitentiary and hosted by the Iowa Department of Corrections. The certification consisted … Read moreSheriff’s Office K9 Team competes at dog trials

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Drone training held with Sioux Center Health Staff

March 18, 2019

Recently, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office completed training with their drone. This training was held at the Royal Meadows Care Center with Sioux Center Health staff, in Sioux Center, IA. The scenario that was practiced was one where a staff‐role player with dementia wandered into a nearby cornfield and search parties could not locate the … Read moreDrone training held with Sioux Center Health Staff

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SRO Program begins 9th year

March 1, 2019

The start of this coming school year marks the 9th year of the Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer (SRO) program. Our program currently serves seven schools in Sioux County; Western Christian High School, Boyden- Hull JR/SR High School, Boyden-Hull Elementary, Hospers Elementary (MOC), Hull Christian School, Spalding Catholic, and the Netherlands Reformed Christian School in … Read moreSRO Program begins 9th year

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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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“SEE SOMETHING – SAY SOMETHING”

February 20, 2018

We are committed to public safety. In light of the recent Florida school shooting, along with the many previous mass shootings, we have partnered with the National “See Something – Say Something” program. We will be sending out information by social media, reminding everyone, if you “See Something – Say Something.” We need your eyes … Read more“SEE SOMETHING – SAY SOMETHING”

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