Support Services Sergeants

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Training Sergeant Matt Gausman

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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.

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Sergeant Rebecca Taylor

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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.