Support Services Manager, Ames Police Department
Aaron DeLashmutt has over 24 years of law enforcement experience. He is currently the support services manager for the Ames Police Department and manages and supervises police support functions such as information and records management, program development and evaluation, emergency communications, computer services, grants and contracts, and special projects.
Prior to his current assignment, he served in a number of roles and positions, most recently as the Assistant Chief with the Iowa State University Police Department. As the Assistant Chief, he directed the department’s field services unit and the investigative / threat assessment management unit.
Aaron DeLashmutt has extensive experience in sexual assault investigations and advancing multidisciplinary collaborations to address sexual violence. He helped establish the Story County Sexual Assault Response Team and has been an active member since its conception in 1997. Aaron DeLashmutt was also instrumental in forming Iowa State University’s multi-departmental Title IX group, which meets weekly to discuss reports of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and harassment on campus. He also works with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and has co-instructed two-day courses on trauma informed sexual assault investigations.
For over ten years Aaron DeLashmutt conducted computer forensic investigations and 2004 earned his Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) credentials through the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Leadership from Concordia University, St. Paul. Aaron DeLashmutt is also a graduate of the 139th Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers Course.