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Bob Wayne

Lieutenant-Unit Commander

About Me

I've been in Law Enforcement for 30 years and at WashU for nine years. I'm married (31 years) with two daughters and two grandchildren. I was born and raised in St. Louis and have always enjoyed the city.

How did you decide on your career?

I became interested in a career in Law Enforcement after working part-time security at the university I attended to help pay for my education. It was something that I enjoyed because I realized it was a way I could help people in the community to focus on their education without being constantly concerned for their safety. I finished my degree and took another security job to put myself through the police academy.

What was your favorite subject in school?

In high school, I took several communication classes that I enjoyed. In college, my favorite course was Technical Math.

What is your favorite thing about WashU?

My favorite things about WashU are the people. I enjoy interacting with others, getting to know the students, staff and faculty, learning their backgrounds and experiences, and sharing mine with them. I have enjoyed building numerous long-lasting relationships in my nine years here.

What police service would you want everyone to know about?

Crime Prevention! I want all of our community to know of the crime prevention programs and safety plans we have in place at the university. I am lucky to be able to present these programs to our community on a regular basis and to be a resource for the community whenever needed. I want our community to know we are here 24/7 to assist them in their needs.

What is one thing that people would be surprised to find out about you?

Most people are surprised at my hobbies. I enjoy motorcycle riding and take several trips yearly just to ride. I am a huge outdoor person and enjoy hiking, camping and kayaking on a regular basis. I also like to build things: I own my own business that repairs homes and builds decks. I also tinker with building furniture out of wood when I have the time.

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Where You’re Likely to See Me:

You are likely to find me walking all over campus. I prefer to walk instead of drive whenever I have the opportunity, because I can then greet members of our community and engage in conversation. I enjoy making sure the people on our campus receive positive communication and acts of kindness every day that they are here.