OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Estherville Police Department is to build stronger partnerships with the community to provide public safety, to enhance community service, and to improve the quality of life while maintaining respect for individual rights and human dignity.
WELCOME from the Chief of Police
We at the Estherville Police Department take pride in our department and community. We are active in the community both socially and through the department, participating in school programs and community events. Many of our officers have children in the school system, and several officers are members of our community service groups.
We maintain a high level of proficiency by taking advantage of opportunities for continuing education. Faced with the constantly changing landscape of law enforcement, our officers attend special schools throughout the year. Many Estherville police officers are certified law enforcement instructors. These instructorships include pursuit driving, firearms, A.S.P. (expandable baton), defensive tactics, standardized field sobriety tests, Stop Stick tire deflation devices, Pursuit Intervention Tactic, D.A.R.E., and chemical munitions. Many of our officers are specialists in fields such as hostage negotiations, accident investigation, and youth gangs.