The Decorah Police Department and Decorah Civil Service Commission are accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applicants will be required to pass a physical agility test, Civil Service written test, written POST exam, psychological screening, pre-employment drug test, medical exam, interview, and background investigation. Current I.L.E.A. certified officers may waive physical agility and POST exam. Iowa Certified Peace Officers preferred but not required. Current ILEA Certified Officers are eligible for a $5,000 bonus.

Applications must be submitted no later than March 25th, 2022 by 5:00 pm. The physical agility, Decorah Civil Service Test, and Police Officer Selection Test (POST) will be administered to all qualified applicants on April 9th, 2022. Decorah Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.


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.