Support Services Sergeants

Sgt. Matt Flattery

Training 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. Sergeant Flattery is currently assigned as the Training Sergeant in the Support Services 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. Rebecca Taylor

Sergeant Rebecca Taylor

Sergeant Taylor has been employed with the Urbandale Police Department since July 2002. She started her law enforcement career in 1999 at the University of Northern Iowa as a Police Officer.

Sergeant Taylor has been on Patrol most of her career, excluding brief stints in Support Services and Records.

In August 2014, Sergeant Taylor was promoted to her current rank and is assigned to the Patrol Division. She is a graduate of University of Northern Iowa with a BA in General Studies.

Sergeant Taylor is a former R.A.D and r.a.d.KIDS Instructor (women/children self-defense class).  She is also a former member of the Bike Patrol Unit and has served as an Ident Technician, Field Training Officer and a Mentor for the department.  Sgt. Taylor was one of the Field Training Officer Program Supervisors and served as a representative on the Urbandale 4th of July Committee.  Sgt. Taylor is currently one of two supervisors in the Support Services Division.