Criminal Investigation Sergeants

Sgt. Matt Flattery

Sergeant Matt Flattery

Sergeant Flattery has been with the Urbandale Police Department since February 2006. Prior to joining the Urbandale Police Department Sergeant Flattery worked for the Department of Corrections as a Residential Officer in Waterloo, Iowa.

In June of 2017 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to the Patrol Division. In May of 2018 Sergeant Flattery was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division.

Since joining Urbandale Police Department Sergeant Flattery has served in the Patrol Division, Investigation Division, as well as the Support Services Division for the department. As a Detective, Sergeant Flattery served as a Narcotics Investigator with the Mid Iowa Narcotics Task Force (M.I.N.E.). Prior to being promoted Sergeant Flattery was assigned to the Urbandale high school as the School Resource Officer. Sergeant Flattery has been a member of the Suburban Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T.) as a shield operator and is currently a member of the Urbandale Honor Guard team.

Sergeant Flattery obtained his Associates degree Police Science from Hawkeye Community College in 2001.

Sgt. Chad Underwood

Sergeant Chad Underwood

Sergeant 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.
 Sergeant Underwood is currently assigned to the Investigation Division as a Sergeant. He has served as a Sergeant in the Support Services Division prior to his current appointment. Prior to his promotion to Sergeant, he worked as a detective in 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.
 Sergeant Underwood has served as the President of the Iowa Crime Prevention Association and as a Board Member for the Iowa Department of Public Health Domestic Violence Death Review Team. Sergeant Underwood is currently an Adjunct Professor at William Penn University in the Sociology Department.
 Sergeant Underwood is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a Master's Degree in Administration of Justice.
 Sergeant Underwood graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy, class #273, in July of 2018.