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Bob Wayne


About Me

I started my Law Enforcement career in 1989 and have been with WUPD since 2011. I’m married and have two daughters, four grandchildren. I was born and raised in St. Louis and have always enjoyed being part of the community I live in.

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 want our community to know we are here 24/7 to assist them in their needs.

What are you looking to the most of the 2023-2024 school year?

I am looking forward to reuniting with returning students, to continue the friendships we have established.  I am also looking forward to meeting first year students, to build a culture of caring, belonging and support.  We want to know students by name and share our community resources to ensure the school year is positive and beneficial for everyone!

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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.