Sioux City Police Department

  • Agency: Sioux City Police Department
  • Address: 601 Douglas St., Sioux City , 51101 IA
  • Chief: Joseph C Frisbie (Chief of Police)
Phone: 712-279-6440
Fax: 712-279-6148

Sioux City Police Department is located at 601 Douglas St., Sioux City , 51101 IA. The Chief of Police of the department is Joseph C Frisbie. The Sioux City Police Department phone number is 712-279-6440.

Sioux City Police Department News

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re out celebrating tonight, don’t rely on the “luck of the Irish” to get you home safe. Designate a sober driver. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nationally, during the 2016 St. Patrick’s holiday (the latest year numbers are available) 39% of all vehicle crash fatalities involved drunk drivers. In the hours between midnight and 6:00 a.m. on March 18th, 69% of all crash fatalities involved drunk drivers. Drunk driving IS preventable! It is not worth the risk of injury, jail time, your death, or the death of another person. Drivers should also keep an eye out for pedestrians who have had too much to drink. Walking while intoxicated can also be deadly, as lack of attention to their surroundings could put pedestrians at risk of getting hit by a vehicle.

The barricaded gunman incident at 1906 Helmer has concluded. SWAT officers deployed a robot to enter the residence. As the subject was located officers entered and found him unresponsive. The resident suffered no obvious traumatic injuries and he was transported to Mercy Medical Center. The incident is currently under investigation by Sioux City police detectives. Further information will be released in the coming days.

Sioux City police patrol officers, SWAT officers, and crisis negotiators are on scene at 1906 Helmer Street. Officers were originally sent to check the welfare of a male party. Upon arrival officers heard shots fired inside the residence. Since that time multiple shots have been fired inside the residence. Individuals living in the area are warned to shelter in place or contact the police department for a safe evacuation.

Congratulations to Sergeant Dan Fraley on his retirement from the Sioux City police department. Dan gave 25 years of dedicated service to this community and is deserving of our thanks. We wish you the best in your next adventure Sarge!

Public Notice

Press Release, Structure Fire

Special thanks to George and LouAnn Lindblade for their donation of this sign that now hangs in our Hall of History Museum.

SAVE THE DATE Monday March 26, 2018, at 7:00 PM, The Sioux City Police Department will host a Public Information Session at the SIoux City Public Museum, 607 4th Street. Citizens will have an opportunity to come and meet assessors from the Commision on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) to offer their comments about the Sioux City Police Department. CItizens may also phone in their comments between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM that afternoon (Monday, March 26th) by calling 279-6112.

The Sioux City Police Department hosted this years Safety-Up Lock-In at West High for 500 5th graders from the Sioux City area. The event was an opportunity for the kids to meet new people, hang out with officers, communicate without cell phones, and have fun. The event was very successful! Special thank you to the Woodbury Sheriff’s Office, Sam’s Club, and Custodial Staff at West High.

To help to support early childhood literacy programs in Sioux City, the SCPD unveiled our new Books for Kids program today. There are many benefits of reading to children at a young age and many experts suggest the importance of reading to children every day starting at infancy. Children that are read to every day have a much greater chance of being able to read and to be prepared for school than those that are not read to. By reading to your child you give them a far greater chance of success in school and later in life. The SCPD wants to help better prepare students for school. Therefore, to encourage parents to read to their children while promoting a positive relationship with the law enforcement officers and to better prepare these children to enter school ready to learn the Sioux City Police Department will be handing out children’s books. While performing their law enforcement duties, officers who encounter families with young children that do not have adequate age appropriate books, will provide the families with police related children’s books. Each book will have a sticker in it encouraging reading to young children and thanking those who fund the program. Officers will further encourage the parents and/or caregivers to read to the children. Parents and caregivers who do not have contact with the police but would like to obtain the children books can attend a Community Team Policing event or come to the Police Station where books will be kept in the Little Free Library in the front lobby. Through a grant provided by the Siouxland Human Investment Partnership (S.H.I.P) the Sioux City Police Department purchased 500 books in English and 150 in Spanish. This program will provide much needed age appropriate children’s books to lower income families who typically do not have these books and encourage the reading of these books. Besides fostering a love of reading, another goal is to help children understand the role of the police profession in their community. All books will be pro-law enforcement related. The SCPD would like to thank S.H.I.P., the Sioux City Community School District, Siouxland C.A.R.E.S, and Book People for their assistance in this program.

Press Release

UPDATE 3/1/18 at 5:10 pm: Ernzen has been located. ***Missing The Sioux City Police Department is seeking your assistance in locating Cassandra Ernzen. She went missing last evening, February 28th at 6:18PM. If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, please call 712-279-6960.

Watch 2 officers came out to the Rivercade Cardboard Sled Races at Cone Park to cheer on the SCPD sled. The sled was piloted by Offcer Brennan Gill. The SCPD sled won 3rd place in most creative and 3rd place in the race in the Over 18 category. Officers handed out candy, water bottles, and wristbands to the kids. It was a great family friendly event.

Several members of the SCPD attended the Iowa Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) Black & Blue Ball in Des Moines. Pictured in the photo from L-R are Officer Nate Niehus, retired Chief Doug Young, Officer Kevin Erickson, and Officer Jordan Burns. Officer Brooke Davies also attended.

The Snow Emergency in Sioux City will be lifted tonight, Saturday, 2/24, at 10:00 p.m. Vehicles may begin parking on both sides of the street, unless otherwise posted. Thanks to all for your cooperation!

A Snow Emergency will take effect at midnight tonight. Vehicles should be moved to the even side of the street on Saturday, February 24. No parking is allowed on Snow Emergency Routes.

Congratulations to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)graduates. These 11 individuals worked hard and learned about disaster preparedness, homeland security, first aid, CPR, and other topics. If you are interested in participating in the next CERT training please contact the SCPD.


We had received reports of an incident of stalking at the Sioux City Target store that lead to some public concern. The Sioux City Police department fully investigated this incident and were able to locate all individuals involved and determined that no crime had occurred. Eyewitness testimony and video evidence were obtained that allowed us to fully follow up and ensure that there is no current danger to the public based on this incident. We as a department are fully committed to informing our citizens of matters of public concern. Social media reports of this type can sometimes be taken out of context. Feel free to check with us as incidents of this type occur. We will investigate any incident that may threaten our citizens and keep our public informed.

Early Sioux City Police K-9 Unit photo. The dogs were originally transported in specially designed trailers towed behind squad cars. The old police/fire municipal building can be seen in the background. photo courtesy of George Lindblade.

Snowflake sign = don't park there until snow is cleared. Thank you!

The Sioux City Police Department presented the June E. Nylen Cancer Center with a check for $3,460 today. Sworn members of the police department donated money to grow facial hair over the months of November and December, while civilian staff donated money to wear jeans over that same time period. Pictured from left to right: Chief Rex Mueller, Karen Van De Steeg (Cancer Center), Detective Dan Hutton, Lupe Quintana, and Lieutenant Horton

A second arrest has been made for the drive-by shooting that occurred in the 5100 block of Lorraine this past weekend. See the press release for more information.

Elks Lodge Attempted Burglary