Sergeant Joe Ostrem is originally from Wakonda, SD. He started his career in law enforcement at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in 2003 and worked as a Border Patrol Agent in Texas before joining the Department. Joe graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from Grantham University in 2011. He is an active member of the Army Reserve and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Joe is married with two children and enjoys spending time with family and friends, working on the family farm, golfing and hunting.