Rima Family Donation

The Rima family donated the following shadowbox to the Decorah Police Department. It is in memory of Ira Rima, who served as "Marshal, Night Watch" for Decorah. Ira worked for the Decorah Police Department from 1901 until 1932. The display includes a newspaper article written about Ira, as well as his gun, his duty belt with the original buckle, and his night stick. The Decorah Police Department is very appreciative of the shadowbox, and it is proudly displayed in our lobby. (2015)

Ira Rima shadowbox
Ira Rima shadowbox

Painted & Lighted Sign

Painted and Lighted Police SignThis painted and lighted sign was found buried in dirt and dust in the crawl space beneath city hall. We cleaned it up and had it rewired. It now hangs in the lobby of our police department. Some research was done on the sign, and it is believed that it hung outside the police station when it was located at 111 Winnebago Street during the 1930's. At that time, the police station occupied the second story of that structure. If you are familiar with our sign, or have any information on it, we would love to hear from you. (2015)

New Patrol Vehicle - New Look

Decorah Police Department has a new look for their new patrol vehicle. (2011)


Decorah Police officers have begun carrying TASERs. This new tool will help officers address threatening situations in a safer manner. (2011)