The Decorah Police Department personnel structure is as follows: Chief of Police, Assistant Chief, Captain, (2) Sergeants, (1) Investigator, (6) Patrol Officers, Business Office / Communications Supervisor, (1) Clerical, (6) Communications Operators.

Special assignments on the Department can include: Investigations, D.A.R.E., Special Response Team, Northeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Seasonal Bike Patrol.

The Decorah Police Department is currently in the process of hiring in order to fill two Police Officer positions. We are no longer taking applications for these positions.

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Employment Application PDF

2018 Hiring Packet

Internship Applicants:

Anyone wishing to do an internship with the Decorah Police Department must submit your resume, along with a written narrative telling a little about yourself and what you want to gain from your internship with our department. Include in your application the number of hours required, approximate start and end dates, and any other requirements. Please submit your application via email to Capt. Scott Herrmann at

Thank you for your interest.