Criminal Investigation Sergeants

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Sergeant Don Simpson

Sergeant Simpson has been with the department since 1991, after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from Grand View University. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2008 and has worked as an officer and  supervisor in each division within the department. He has also served as Sergeant with the Mid Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force (M.I.N.E.). 

Sergeant Simpson is a 2005 recipient of the department’s Medal of Valor and served as a shield operator on the departments tactical team.


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.