Sioux County Sheriff Hires Two Full-Time and Two Reserve Officers

June 16, 2021 12:54pm

New Deputy Swear In

Deputy Van Ravenswaay (left), Deputy Maitlen (right), receive their oath of office from Sheriff Dan Altena

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has hired two full-time deputy sheriffs, Chad Van Ravenswaay and Seth Maitlen.

 

Deputy Van Ravenswaay has been a police officer at the Orange City Police Department for the past five years. Van Ravenswaay has also served the sheriff’s office as a Telecommunications Officer (911 dispatcher) as well as reserve deputy sheriff. Van Ravenswaay graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in 2016. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA.

 

Deputy Seth Maitlen is a native of Creston, IA and a 2021 graduate of Morningside College in Sioux City, IA where he received Bachelor of Science degrees in Social & Behavioral Science, Counseling and Psychology. Maitlin also comes from a family who has law enforcement experience with his father recently retiring from the Union County, IA Sheriff’s Office, where he served as Chief Deputy. Maitlen’s brother currently serves the Union County Sheriff’s office as a deputy sheriff.  Maitlin will be moving to Sioux County very soon and will attend the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy at a future date, where he will become a certified officer.

 

In addition to the two full-time officers, Sheriff Altena also hired two reserve deputy sheriffs, Jordan Kerr and Alex Bakker.

 

New Reserve Deputy Swear In

Reserve Deputy Kerr (left), Reserve Deputy Bakker (right), receive their oath of office from Sheriff Dan Altena

Reserve Deputy Kerr currently serves as a full-time police officer at the Rock Valley Police Department where he is also a K-9 handler. Kerr previously served as a police officer in Hartley; he received a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal Justice from Southwest Minnesota State University and graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in 2012.

 

Reserve Deputy Bakker currently serves as a full-time police officer at the Sioux Center Police Department. Bakker received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern College in Orange City, and graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in 2019.