The Ankeny Police Department, Honor / Color Guard Unit, was formed in the spring of 2019 and is the first of its kind at the Ankeny Police Department. It became active in the fall of 2019 with twelve members. The unit has two primary functions. First, to perform duties at funeral services to help facilitate the journey home for any fallen officer or firefighter. Second, the unit members post or carry colors in organized functions, ceremonies, or parades.