Decorah Chief of Police candidates named

The City of Decorah has selected four candidates to interview for the Chief of Police position being vacated by the retirement of Chief David Smutzler.

Finalists include Scott Burtch, Chief of Police with the Sheldon Police Department; Scott Herrmann, Assistant Chief of Police with the Decorah Police Department; Michael Mrachek, Kansas City Training Coordinator with the FBI; and Tricia Thein, Lieutenant with the Marshalltown Police Department.

A public reception will be held Friday, June 16, at 4:30 p.m., in the lobby of the Hotel Winneshiek, where members of the public may meet the finalists. The City of Decorah will interview four finalists from 16 applicants on Saturday, June 17.

Jeff Cayler of Cayler Consulting is assisting the city with the search.

Please contact City Hall at 382-3651 with questions.

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