Training Sergeant Matt Gausman
Sergeant Gausman has been employed with the Urbandale Police Department since 1991. He was promoted in 2011 and worked in the Patrol Division until August 2014, when he was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division. In May 2018 Sergeant Gausman was transferred to the Patrol Division. In July 2020 he was transferred to the Support Services Division as the departments Training Sergeant.
Sergeant 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.
Sergeant 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.