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 Department

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

Officer email list

Records direct: 563-277-5131
$5.00 copy/release fee for reports

We are hiring!

City of Decorah New Parking restrictions for Snow Emergency

Residents are reminded that changes were recently made to the City’s snow emergency parking policy. The current policy requires that on even numbered calendar days, all vehicles shall be parked on the side of the street where buildings have even numbers. On odd numbered calendar days, all vehicles shall be parked on the side of the street where buildings have odd numbers.

Camera Registration Program

In an effort to continue our public safety partnership with citizens and businesses, the Decorah Police Department is offering a security camera registration program. The Decorah Camera Registry Program allows residents and business owners to voluntarily register the locations of their video surveillance systems with the Decorah Police Department. When a crime occurs, police will be able to identify the locations of nearby video cameras to obtain potential video surveillance. If necessary, police would ask Decorah  Camera Registry Program participants to check their private video surveillance systems for a specific date and time for video that may show activity involved with a crime, and, if they so choose, participants can voluntarily provide copies of video footage to police for investigative purposes.

Camera Registration Program

David Smutzler, Chief of Police

David Smutzler, Chief of Police