Police Department employee Sara Nenninger has worked with the City of Cape Girardeau for 12 years. She is currently the Administrative Assistant for the Office of the Chief of Police.
Nenninger started out as an administrative secretary working with budget and payroll. After moving around to a few other positions within the Police Department, she eventually landed her current position.
“It is more taking care of paper work and anything that comes through on the back end, with officers taking reports. It allows them to do their job,” Nenninger said.
In addition to her daily functions, Nenninger supports the Major Case Squad when certain cases arise. She also provides clerical support for the Detective Division.
Nenninger has also served as the Police Department’s co-coordinator for the City’s United Way fundraising and volunteerism campaign for the past several years. She is also a part of the City’s web team, a group of 20 employees embedded in each department who update the City’s website, cityofcape.org.
“Most importantly, the thing I enjoy most about my job is my Police Department
family,” says Nenninger. “I always knew we were a close-knit department, but when my mom was diagnosed with cancer in September, the support, encouragement, understanding
and love that I received from my co-workers and supervisors was like no other. It remained constant for the eight months she went through her treatment and even now that she’s in remission. It’s something I’ll forever be grateful for.”
Nenninger grew up in Leopold, Mo. She attended school in Leopold where her two boys, ages 8 and 10, currently attend.
Having two young boys makes for a busy life outside of work with little spare time, but the trio enjoys being an active family. Both boys play in a baseball league. Nenninger also plays on a coed sand volleyball team. They also enjoy going to the lake during the summer months.