The Urbandale Police Department Crash Unit focuses on the investigation of fatality and serious injury accidents. The unit also assists other officers in investigating hit and run accidents. The members of the Crash Unit have advanced training in motor vehicle accident investigation. The unit currently has 5 active members.
In 2018, the unit was deployed for 2 fatality and 2 near fatality crashes and reviewed 9 crashes between pedestrians and vehicles to identify possible preventive measures.