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Kelly Nappier

Bureau Commander/ Accreditation Manager

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, in addition to victim assistance. I have a degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and getting outside in the sunshine! 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 monitoring our officers. Our Analyst wears many hats, managing police records, lost & found, property, evidence, and crime statistics. Our Communications Supervisor oversees our Dispatch staff as well as manages numerous technical operations. Our Administrative Coordinator keeps WUPD’s daily operations rolling by ensuring that our finance and equipment needs are straight, as well as manages our contact with the community through social media.

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

I was one of the original members of the Danforth Staff Council. I served a 2 year term (2016-2017). In the second year of my term, I served as the Human Resources Committee Chair, working with the team to research and provide assistance for staff concerns, such as family leave.

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Where You’re Likely to See Me:

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