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 Winneshiek County Emergency Operations Center is accepting applications for a full-time 911-dispatcher. This position will answer 911 emergency calls and non-emergency calls. The candidate must be able to obtain accurate, essential information to process each call according to established protocols. Dispatch candidates must be able to multi-task, make important decisions quickly, handle incoming calls, process information promptly while under stress, operate appropriate radio channels, and operate various computer applications and work well in a team environment. Additionally, candidates must be able to work various shifts, holidays and weekends. Previous dispatching experience in not required. Applications can be picked up at the Decorah Police Department or online at Application deadline is December 20th by Applications can be delivered to the Decorah Police Department at 400 Claiborne Dr. Decorah Iowa or email applications to Starting salary will be $41,000 annually as of July 1, 2020 to include a competitive benefit package.

Employment Application

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.