Luke Ahlschlager

Chief of Police

Cody Bellock

Police Officer

Roth Clark


Darin Daveau

Investigator/Police Officer

Mike Ernster


Amy Gehrke

Police Officer

Kaylee Inglett

Police Officer

Kaleb Peterson

Police Officer

Lisa Olson

Police Administrative Secretary

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

Chicken-Permit-Application-La-Crescent   Ordinance #568 – Limited Keeping of Chickens

  • 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: 2024 Pet License Application
    • In addition to the Primary application above, please review the following Ordinance 90.06. Multiple Pet License and 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

Sudden Cardiac Arrest kills over 350,000 people in the US each year, from age 0 to 100!

Rapidly calling 911, doing compression only CPR, and using an AED can save thousands of

lives. Unfortunately, AED’s can be hard to find when they are needed: locked up in

buildings or distant from where people are gathering. The La Crescent Heart Safe

Community team and the Police Department are here to change that.

You can now check out an AED for FREE from the La Crescent Police Department for use at

your picnic, family gathering, mission trip, graduation party, river excursion, or wherever you

might want the security of having an AED ready and able to be used. The process is simple

and easy with just a few simple steps to follow. Check out this link for more information or

call the Police Department 507-895-4414.

This program is supported by the La Crescent Heart Safe Community Team, the La

Crescent Community Foundation, and 7 Rivers Cardiac Arrest Preparedness and


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