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Le Mars, Iowa 51031
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Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo

Sheriff Van Otterloo began his law enforcement career in 1974 with the LeMars Police Department.  He was successful in his bid for the office of county sheriff in 1990 and has been serving in that capacity since.  Sheriff Van Otterloo holds an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.  He and his wife, Elaine live in LeMars where Elaine teaches at the LeMars Middle School.  They have three sons and seven grandchildren; Micah and his wife Laura and their children, Jackson, Cora, Brooks and Mya in the Minneapolis area; Jordan who is employed at Werner Enterprises and his wife Taylor and their children Penelope and Henry in Omaha, Nebraska; and Caleb who is a middle school PE teacher at LCMS and his wife Jenelle and their child Kinley in Le Mars, Iowa.



Sheriff's Assistant
Elizabeth Singer

Elizabeth Singer graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1995 and attended Wayne State College and Western Iowa Tech Community College.  Elizabeth joined the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office in June of 2001 as a Civil Clerk and was promoted to the Sheriff's Assistant in 2003.    


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