Patrol Sergeants

Casey 2015 - web
Sergeant Jeff Casey has been employed with the Urbandale Police Department since 1995 and is currently assigned to Patrol Division. He is a graduate of Johnston High School and the University of Iowa, receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1988.

Sgt. Casey began his career as a Patrol Officer. During this time he earned his certification as a Bicycle Patrol Officer and Motorcycle Patrol Officer. He became the D.A.R.E. Officer in 2001 and has worked with area school districts as a D.A.R.E./School Resource Officer until 2014.

Sgt. Casey was assigned to Support Services Division in 2009 where he continued with school duties, along with becoming the Urbandale Controlled Bow Hunt Administrator and Grant Writer/Administrator for the department. He also became certified as a firearms instructor, firearms armorer and has served as one of the Public Information Officers.

In August 2014, Sgt. Casey was promoted to his current rank and assigned to the Patrol Division.
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Sergeant Mark Jorgensen

has been with the Urbandale Police Department since 2004. He began his law enforcement career in 1998 with the City of Ottumwa where he worked in the Patrol Division. Sergeant Jorgensen was also an Officer with the Windsor Heights Police Department, where he worked Patrol, Narcotics, and General Investigations.

In July 2014 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to the Patrol Division.

He has served in the Patrol Division and the Investigation Division for the department. As a Detective, he served as a Property Crimes, Fraud, and Crimes Against Persons Investigator. He is a Firearms Instructor, Bike Patrol Instructor, and a member of the Honor Guard. Sgt. Jorgensen is a member of SERT and is currently a Marksman Observer.

Sgt. Jorgensen is a graduate of Upper Iowa University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration.
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Sergeant Gary Lang

began his career with the Urbandale Police Department in January 1997. Following Iowa Law Enforcement Academy graduation Sgt. Lang worked in the Patrol Division.

Sgt. Lang moved to the Criminal Investigation Division in 2000 and has worked as a Narcotics Detective, Property Crimes Detective and an undercover assignment with the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.

Sgt. Lang has also been a member of the S.W.A.T. (SERT) Team and is an instructor in ASP Baton and Defensive Tactics. In March of 2009 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and has supervised in the Patrol Division and currently is the Support Services Division Sergeant.
Simpson 2013

Sergeant Don Simpson

is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division. He has been employed with the Urbandale Police Department since 1991.

He has supervised in each of the four divisions of the police department, since being promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2008.

Sergeant Simpson has served several years on the department S.W.A.T. (ERT) team as Shield Operator.  He has served several years as a narcotics detective and Sergeant with the Mid Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task.

Sgt Simpson was awarded the departments Medal of Valor in 2010. He is a 1991 graduate of Grandview College and received his Bachelors Degree in Human Services.
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Sergeant Rebecca Taylor has been employed with the Urbandale Police Department since July 2002. She started her law enforcement career in 1999 at the University of Northern Iowa as a Police Officer.

Sgt. Taylor has been on Patrol most of her career, excluding brief stints in Support Services and Records.
 
In August 2014, Sgt. Taylor was promoted to her current rank and is assigned to the Patrol Division. She is a graduate of University of Northern Iowa with a BA in General Studies.

Sgt. Taylor is an instructor in R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) and r.a.d.KIDS. R.A.D . is a self- defense class for women and r.a.d.KIDS is a self-defense class for kids ages 5-12. She is a member of the Bike Patrol and serves as one of four Ident Technicians for the department. She has been a Field Training Officer and a Mentor for the department.
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Sergeant Shane Taylor graduated in 2000 with a degree in Criminal Justice from DMACC. He started his law enforcement career as a Reserve Police Officer for West Des Moines Police Department in 2000. In 2002, he was hired by the Urbandale Police Department.

During his career, he has served on the SWAT/Suburban Emergency Response Team, Bike Patrol, and as a Field Training Officer. He currently serve as a Precision Driving Instructor.

In 2011, Sgt. Taylor became a K9 handler with his K9 partner, Sabre. Sgt. Taylor served as the Vice President of the Dog Assoc. from 2013-to 2014. Sgt. Taylor and K9 Sabre received the 2012 Narcotic Case of the Year from the Heart of America Police Dog Association. Together, they have seized over 5 million dollars worth of narcotics and US currency since 2011.

In August 2014, Sgt. Taylor was promoted to his current rank of Sergeant and is assigned to the Patrol Division with K9 Sabre.
Underwood 2013
Sergeant Chad Underwood has been employed with the Urbandale Police Department since 2003. He started his law enforcement career in 2001 and served two (2) years with the St. Louis Airport Police Department, St. Louis, MO.

Sgt. Underwood is currently assigned as a Patrol Division Sergeant. He has served in the Patrol Division and the Investigation Division for the department. As a detective, he served as a Property Crimes and Crimes Against Person detective. He has also served as a Defensive Tactics Instructor, Rape Aggression Defense Instructor(RADD), Field Training Officer, a S.W.A.T/Suburban Emergency Response Team Member and a Domestic Violence Instructor.

Sgt. Underwood is a contract instructor for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) specializing is teaching Domestic Violence Investigation.

Sgt. Underwood is a graduate of the Central Missouri State University with a Master's Degree in Administration of Justice.