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Kelly Nappier

Bureau Commander

About Me

I have been with WUPD since 2014 and I am the Operational Support Bureau Commander. I oversee our Department's accreditation process, Police Dispatch and WUPD's Communications Center, Police records, Evidence and Property, Budget and Fiscal management, as well as all business components for the department, to include Facility and IT management. Prior to WUPD, I worked at University City Police Department for 15 years. I began my career responding to crisis intervention calls, providing on-scene and follow-up assistance to victims of crime. My role evolved into Project Management, to include Crime Analysis, CALEA accreditation, grant writing and management. I have a degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family! I hope to one day retire to a peaceful, beach location.

How did you decide on your career?

I completed my college practicum course at a Police Department. My degree is in Psychology, so I worked with one of the few Departments in the area with a dedicated Victim Service Unit. I appreciated the line of work, the assistance I was able to provide and the camaraderie among everyone at the department.

What was your favorite subject in school?

Psychology and social studies

What is your favorite thing about WashU?

I love thinking about all the amazing people, minds and ideas that have shaped or are currently shaping the University.

What police service would you want everyone to know about?

I want everyone to know about our remarkable support staff, who provide a variety of services. Our Dispatch team is here around the clock fielding calls, providing information to our community members and assisting our Officers. Our Analyst wears many hats, managing police records, lost & found, property, evidence, and crime statistics. Our Operational Support Specialist manages numerous technical operations. Our Business Manager keeps WUPD’s daily operations rolling by ensuring that our finance and equipment needs are straight. It’s a team effort!!

What are you looking forward to the most for the 2022-2023 school year?

I am looking forward to seeing the excitement and energy that our students bring to campus when they return!  It’s just not the same when they’re gone!

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Where You’re Likely to See Me:

At WUPD or at the Bear’s Den, grabbing lunch.