Pride in Service

We believe in the equitable, fair and impartial application of laws and ordinances without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, gender identification or station in life, and in treating all individuals with acceptance, compassion and the dignity we would expect if found in similar circumstances.

The Decorah Police Department is a talented and committed team who take pride in the service they provide to the community’s residents and visitors. We believe in a balance between service, enforcement, education and community involvement. We invite you to learn about us and to contact us.

Decorah Police

Decorah Police Department

400 Claiborne Dr., PO Box 1
Decorah, IA 52101
Ph: 563-382-3667
Fax: 563-382-2042

Records direct: 563-277-5131
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We are currently taking applications in order to fill 2 vacancies.  We are accepting applications up until 5 p.m. on January 5th, 2018.  (NOTE - if you are experiencing difficulty in opening and filling out the attached application, try opening the application in another web browser.)

2018 Hiring Packet

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Decorah Police Department

23 hours 38 minutes ago

Please help us get the word out: The Decorah Community School District is NOT supporting, endorsing, nor have any affiliation with GroupRaise.

Our Decorah Community School District name has been used within this email message as well as Decorah PTA. We do NOT have a PTA, however we have a PTO.

Please help us spread the word to our community and local businesses which are being targeted.

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Decorah Police Department

2 days 5 hours ago

Update from the National Weather Service in LaCrosse:


* WHAT...Periods of rain today changing to freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulation of around two-tenths of an inch is expected. Localized higher ice amounts are possible depending on how fast temperatures drop below freezing today and tonight.

* WHERE...Portions of central and west central Wisconsin,
northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...From 9 AM this morning to 6 PM CST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Some power outages and tree damage are possible due to the ice. Travel could be dangerous and nearly impossible, especially during the morning commute on Tuesday.


A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain
will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads.
Slow down and use caution while driving. The latest road
conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1.

*** Estimations gathered by Decorah PD indicate icing of 1 - 3 tenths of an inch today through Tuesday. *** Please travel safely and accordingly if you need to travel.

Bill Nixon, Chief of Police

Bill Nixon, Chief of Police

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US Immigrations & Customs (ICE, HSI)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with the agency in order to receive notification of a criminal alien's release. Universal resource locator for the HSI Victim Notification Program.