For Immediate Release



Sioux County “Go Bucket” Initiative


The School Resource Officers (SROs) in Sioux County, together with Community Health Partners, the Sioux County Public Health Department, are excited to announce a “Go Bucket” initiative.


“Go Buckets” are emergency buckets filled with supplies that teachers and students may need if they are confined to a classroom for several hours for a lockdown or a severe weather event. This is a great way our community can work together to help our schools be prepared for emergencies as they not only educate but also protect our children. SRO’s have determined that there are approximately 675 classrooms in Sioux County schools.


We ask for your support in this initiative. If you would like to donate items for the “Go Buckets” a list of supplies can be found on Community Health Partners’ website at  Monetary  donations are also welcome to help purchase needed items. Donations and checks can be dropped off at the Sioux County Sheriff’s office or mailed to:

Sioux County Sheriff’s Office

Public Safety Center

4363 Ironwood Ave. Ste 1

Orange City, IA  51041

Checks can be made out to Sioux County Sheriff’s Office with “Go Bucket” in the memo line. Please make your donation by December 29.


This collaborative effort includes:

  • Sioux County Sheriff’s Office SROs – Deputy Waylon Pollema and Deputy Jessica Dorhout
  • Rock Valley Police Department SRO – Lt. Jeremy Spaans
  • Sioux Center Police Department SRO – Officer Kyle Munneke
  • Sioux County Community Health Partners


If you have any questions, please reach out to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office (712-737-2280) or to one of the SROs in your community.