Sioux County Sheriff’s Deputies Participate In Three Enforcement Efforts This Month

Date posted - March 13, 2012

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is quite busy this month. Along with their regular duties, their officers are taking part in no fewer than three special projects this month.

We talked to Sergeant Nate Huizenga, who is the spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office. He says one of their projects focuses on roads that are driven to and from school and areas around the schools where students are dropped off.

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He says they decided to do this to keep students safe.

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Huizenga says they’re also doing an enforcement project aimed at keeping kids off cell phones when they’re driving and keeping all drivers from texting when they drive. He says they’ll be in several schools the week of March 26 for programs to explain the hazards of distracted driving. The programs and the enforcement project is in conjunction with Sioux County Public Health.

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He says if kids are using cell phones when they drive, they want to change that habit now before it becomes a problem.

The third enforcement project is focused on the days surrounding St. Patrick’s Day, and is called, “Don’t Press Your Luck: Drive Sober and Remember to Buckle Up” It’s a project in which several northwest Iowa agencies will be participating, including the Paullina and Rock Rapids Police Departments, Sioux, Osceola, and Dickinson County Sheriff’s Offices, and the Iowa State Patrol, among many others. Huizenga says it just reminds people to drive safely.

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Huizenga says that for more information on these programs, including a list of days and times that they’ll be at Sioux County Schools, you can visit their web site at siouxcountysheriff.com.

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