The La Crescent Police Department currently has a full-time Peace Officer job opening.  For more information, please select the following links:

2023 Peace Officer Employment Posting

2023 Peace Officer Job Description


Luke Ahlschlager

Chief of Police

Cody Bellock

Police Officer

Roth Clark


Darin Daveau

Police Officer

Mike Ernster


Amy Gehrke

Police Officer

Kaylee Inglett

Investigator/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

  • Pet Licensing Letter to Residents
  • 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: 2023 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

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