Iowa Peace Officers


Augustin "Gus" Farmer
Waterloo Police Department

Lt. Gus Farmer has been employed with the Waterloo Police Department since February 2003. During his time as an Officer, he was assigned to the Patrol Division, Field Training Unit, Mounted Patrol, Bike Patrol, K-9 Unit, Accident Reconstruction Unit and the Citizen’s Response Unit. In September 2009, Gus was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned back to the Patrol Division. During his time as a Sergeant, he also served as the K-9 Unit Supervisor/Trainer, Accident Reconstruction Unit supervisor and the Detective Bureau. Gus has been a member of the IPOA Executive Board since 2009. He was appointed Vice President in 2011, and served in that capacity through 2015. In 2015 he was elected as the President of the IPOA, and served in that capacity until 2017, and still remains on the Executive Board today. Gus has served on the Executive Board of the Waterloo Police Protective Association for the majority of his career and in numerous capacities. Gus was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in April 2022, and is assigned as the 1st Shift Watch Commander in the Patrol Division.