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Our Business and Administration Offices will be closed today for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

January 17, 2022

While these offices are closed for the holiday; weapon permits, accident reports, sex offender registry, investigative reports and civil process will not be available until the offices open on Tuesday, January 18, at 8:30 a.m.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Simulation presented to law class

January 13, 2022

On Thursday, January 12, Mr. Jon Holwerda’s law class at Unity Christian High School participated in a Domestic Violence Awareness Simulation, ‘In Her Shoes®’, which is developed and owned by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Seattle, Washington; www.wscadv.org. In Her Shoes® is a community education tool designed for participants to learn about domestic violence … Read more

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Sioux County Telecommunications Operator recipient of prestigious award

November 23, 2021

Recently, Sioux County Telecommunications Operator (Dispatcher), Kevin Harskamp, was a recipient of the Iowa Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Association’s Dispatcher of the Year Award. The award was a result of the nomination by members of the Sioux County EMS Association; the EMS association consists of members of 10 emergency response agencies in Sioux County. The … Read more

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Crime Scene Investigation Class a success

October 27, 2021

Recently, our School Resource Officer, Deputy Waylon Pollema, helped lead a crime scene investigation (CSI) activity with Mr. John Holwerda with his law class at Unity Christian High School in Orange City, IA. Over the course of two weeks, students investigated a mock crime that occurred using evidence, interviews, and collaboration with classmates. The students … Read more

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Students use the Fire Safety House to learn during Fire Safety Week

October 6, 2021

The week of October 3 – 9 is Fire Prevention Week. Recently, our School Resource Officer (SRO), Deputy Waylon Pollema, assisted the Hull Fire Department and Boyden Fire Department in bringing a valuable fire prevention education tool to the students at the Hull Christian School and the Boyden-Hull Elementary School. The Mobile Fire Safety house … Read more

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Video: Seasons Center for Behavioral Health Mobile Response Program partners with sheriff’s office

September 29, 2021

We are very grateful for a new partnership with the Seasons Center for Behavioral Health Mobile Crisis Program that has become available to the sheriff’s office and area law enforcement in Sioux County. This response team is available 24/7 and has already been assisting our deputies and area law enforcement on calls to better assess … Read more

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Successful Training Day held at Sioux County Regional Airport

September 27, 2021

On Saturday, September 25, several emergency response agencies from Sioux County and O’Brien County participated in an emergency exercise conducted in a joint effort between Sioux County Emergency Management, the Sioux County Reginal Airport, Northwest Iowa Community College and the Orange City Fire Department. The training day took place at the Sioux County Regional Airport. … Read more

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Public Awareness Advisory – TikTok trend “Devious Licks”

September 21, 2021

A recent social media challenge and trend has made its way into Sioux County schools and the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office would like to inform the public, parents and schools about it. The nationwide TikTok trend called “Devious Licks,” is aimed at middle school and high school students encouraging them to vandalize and steal items … Read more

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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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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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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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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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