Sheriff's News


 photo 1

Sheriff Dave Drew and Supervisor Mark Monson address a visiting Sgt. Bluff Elementary class in the lobby of the Woodbury County Courthouse.  The class was given the grand tour of the historic building and it's different offices and what their role is in county government.



Effective February 20, 2014, Sheriff Dave Drew is replacing legible paper permits with a photo ID card.  This is due to a change in the interpretation of the weapons permit law.

Weapon permit photo ID cards will be issued at the Sheriff's Office in the Woodbury County LEC located at 407 7th Street, Sioux City, Iowa.  Expect the process to take approximately 15 minutes.

You are required to have a photo ID and your current legible paper permit when you arrive.  The cost for the photo ID card is $20.00.

This is for EXISTING WEAPON PERMIT HOLDERS only.  Anyone wishing to apply for a new weapon permit must do so on-line (encouraged) or at the Sheriff's Office.



The Woodbury County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to please view this video,, and help identify the subjects and/or vehicles in the surveillance video.  The video is connected to an on-going criminal investigation being conducted by the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office at a rural location in northeast Woodbury County, Iowa.  Anyone with any information can contact 712.279.6960.  All leads will be followed up on as time and manpower allow.

As always, the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office appreciates community support and involvement.  Thank you.



As a continued effort to make the Sheriff's Office more transparent to the residents of Woodbury County, Sheriff Drew has initiated the following flow of information.  The statistics below have been calculated since Sheriff Drew took office in January of 2013.  Statistics are added monthly.  Note:  The statistics below were accomplished with an average of 2.35 deputies working per shift. 

Self Initiated Contacts:  699

Calls for Service (Incidents):  2380

Community Policing Events:  111

Assist other Agencies:  556

Narcotics Contacts:  97

Alcohol Contacts:  95

Citations:  1488

Warning Citations:  2522

Civil Papers Served:  11,628

Arrest Warrants Served:  168

Traffic Crashes:  238

TOTAL:  20,355

Arrests:  1,471

These numbers indicate the hardwork and perseverance of a limited number of deputies that routinely risk their lives to make your community a safe place to live and raise your family.  We want to thank the members of the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office for their dedication.