Criminal Investigation Division

It is the responsibility of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) to thoroughly investigate all unsolved cases reported to the police department and thoroughly process and investigate all crime scenes where it is believed that evidence pertaining to the crime can be recovered.

Due to that mission there was always a Detective and Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) person on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Division Commander

Captain Dave Disney started his law enforcement career in 1984 with the Washington Iowa Police Department and is a 1985 graduate of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. He joined the Urbandale Police Department in March of 1991. Captain Disney has served as a patrolman, narcotics detective, criminal investigator, press information officer and D.A.R.E. Instructor for the Urbandale Community School District.

Captain Disney was promoted to Sergeant in 1999 and has been a supervisor in the Patrol Division, Investigation Division and Support Services Division. He has several years of experience as a S.W.A.T. team member with the Suburban Emergency Response Team (SERT). He was promoted to the position of Support Services Commander in May 2014. In April 2017 Captain Disney was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division where he currently serves as Division Commander.

Captain Disney earned his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Grand View College and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Drake University. He is a member of the Urbandale Police Benevolent Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Iowa State Police Association and the Iowa Police Chief’s Association. Captain Disney is a graduate of the 260th FBI National Academy.

Captain Disney can be reached at 515-331-6811 or by email