New police chief named

By Samantha Ludeking, Driftless Journal Production Manager

Patricia Thein

A new chief of police for Decorah Police Department was officially announced by Mayor Lorraine Borowski during the City Council’s semimonthly meeting Monday, July 3.  Patricia Thein, who previously served with the Marshalltown Police Department in Marshalltown, for more than 20 years, was selected from a pool of 15 applicants who were rigorously vetted by Cayler Consulting, Decorah City Staff and City Council.  Thein will tentatively begin her tenure July 19.

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