Criminal Investigation Sergeants

Gausman 2013
Sergeant Matt Gausman has been employed with the Urbandale Police Department since 1991. He was promoted 2011 and worked in the Patrol Division until August 2014, when he was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division.

Sgt. Gausman has served the department as a Patrolman, Criminal Investigator, Traffic Accident Investigator, and Field Training Officer. He has several years of experience as a S.W.A.T team member/leader, Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor and several other instructor positions within the department. He served as the department’s K9 Officer before being promoted.

Sgt. Gausman formally supervised the department’s Field Training Officer Program (FTO), Reserve Officer Program, the K-9 Unit, and he currently commands the department’s Honor Guard Unit.

Sergeant Gausman attended college in Illinois at the College of DuPage.
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.