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Posted on: August 11, 2020

New Officer Joins Sioux Center Police

Police officer takes oath of office with others watching

Agustin Martinez was officially sworn in as a police officer Tuesday before the Sioux Center City Council.

Martinez joined the Sioux Center Police Department as a full-time officer this summer and is in the training process. He will attend the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in the spring.

“Agustin is an impressive young man and we are excited to have him on staff,” said Police Chief Mike Halma. “He will be a great asset to our department and the community.”

Martinez also serves on the Sioux Center Fire Department and is a member of the Iowa National Guard. He grew up in Sioux Center, graduated from Sioux Center High School in 2009, and Western Iowa Tech in 2012. Martinez and his wife Elle have four children.

“I am excited to have this opportunity to work with the community more,” Martinez said.

Group stands around police officer

Photo: Officer Agustin Martinez made his oath of office at this week’s City Council meeting with Mayor David Krahling, joined by Martinez’s family and members of the Sioux Center Police Department. From left:  Jr Martinez, Audrina Martinez, Anthony Martinez, Elle Martinez, Emiliano Martinez, Officer Agustin Martinez, Mayor David Krahling, Police Chief Mike Halma, Officer Ulf Schaefer, Officer Josh Koedam.

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