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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Decorah Police Department

3 days 16 hours ago

The Decorah Police Department has just completed their participation in the Special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP); which had taken place from March 14th through March 17th. During the sTEP wave, 10 officers from the Decorah Police Department compiled the following statistics:

- 1 O.W.I. arrest was made.
- 8 drivers were warned for Stop Sign/Light violations.
- 1 driver was warned for having no insurance.
- 2 Registration violations were issued
- 8 speeding citations were issued.
- 1 driver was cited for driving while Revoked/Suspended.
- 1 driver was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.
- 6 motorists were assisted by patrol officers.
- 1 Felony level arrest was made.
- 1 Narcotics arrest was made.
- 3 traffic stops were made in reference to faulty/inoperable equipment.

Decorah's pre-wave seatbelt usage was recorded as 91% compliance.
Decorah's post-wave seatbelt usage was recorded at 92% compliance.

Decorah Police Department

1 week 22 hours ago

The National Weather Service advises that all of Winneshiek County will remain under a flood warning until 7 pm this evening.

Excessive runoff from rainfall and snow melt will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots.

Stay away or be swept away. River banks, roadways, and culverts can become unstable and unsafe. Turn around don't drown!

Also continue to consult your local weather forecasts as individual river basins (such as the Turkey River or Upper Iowa River) may have watches or warnings that are in addition to the countywide warning.

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.