The City of La Crescent is accepting applications for one immediate position of full time Peace Officer (Patrol Officer) along with establishing an eligibility list.

Whether you’ve always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives or simply want to be a part of a bond unlike any other, the La Crescent Police Department may be the place for you.

Qualified applicants must have a valid full-time POST license or be eligible to be licensed by the application date, must be a citizen of the United States, must possess a valid Minnesota driver’s license with a good driving record, and must pass a background check as well as a physical and psychological examination.

2022 Peace Officer Employment Posting

2022 Peace Officer Job Description

2022 Application-for-Employment-PDF

Luke Ahlschlager

Chief of Police

Cody Bellock

Police Officer

Roth Clark

Police Officer

Darin Daveau

Police Officer

Mike Ernster


Ethan Hofschulte

Police Officer

Kaylee Inglett

Investigator/Police Officer

Charles Petersen

Police Officer

Lisa Olson

Administrative Assistant

Body Worn Camera Policy in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 626.8473, Subdivision 3(a)
Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
  • Call 9-1-1 if you have a serious emergency
  • The La Crescent Police Department is staffed with Officers 24 hours every day
  • For non-emergencies, call 507-895-4414.  If Officers are assisting someone, please leave a voicemail
  • Join the La Crescent Police Facebook page for local updates, scam alerts and more
  • Letter to Pet Owners
  • Dogs and cats in the city of La Crescent must be on a leash and licensed
  • Pets are to be licensed at City Hall before January 15th each year (current rabies papers required) See license application below
    • Primary Application: 2022 Pet License Application
    • In addition to the Primary application above, please fill out the following application if you have 3 or more of one species:  Multiple Pet Permit Application
    • Mail your application(s) along with payment and proof of rabies vaccine to:  City of La Crescent, 315 Main St., P.O. box 142, La Crescent, MN 55947 or place in the drop box on the wall outside the front door of City Hall.  License tags will be mailed back to you.
  • Review the Multiple Pet Ordinance if you have more than two pets
  • For licensing information call the City Hall front desk:  507-895-2595
  • La Crescent Police Officers are animal control for strays, lost or wild animals
  • Contact the La Crescent Animal Rescue regarding pet adoption or a lost pet:  507-895-2066

Prescription Drug Drop-off Box

LCPD provides a prescription drug drop off box in City Hall.  Please do your part in keeping La Crescent safe by bringing in unused medicines for environmentally friendly disposal.  Prescription drugs are the number one substance of abuse for teens, and much of that supply is unwittingly coming from the medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents, and friends.  The box may be accessed during regular business hours.  Meds can remain in their original containers.  No need to remove or mark-out the labels.  This is a confidential disposal unit.  *No liquids or needles accepted.

La Crescent Police Department Facebook Page

Join the La Crescent Police Department on Facebook to stay up to date with happenings in the city, such as scam updates, lost and found items (including pets) and events.

For Emergencies Call 911