Kay Monk is a Crime Laboratory Manager for the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory Division. She graduated from the University of Iowa on May 15, 1993, with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, and began employment with the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory Division as a criminalist in the drug chemistry section on July 1, 1993. Ms. Monk worked in the Troop B - Macon Crime Lab for three years (July 1, 1993 - June 30, 1996). She transferred to the General Headquarters Crime Laboratory in Jefferson City for six months while her husband, Sergeant S.R. Monk, was in the Missouri State Highway Department. July 1, 2003, on her 10th anniversary with the Patrol, she was promoted to Criminalist Supervisor. August 16, 2009, she was promoted to Crime Laboratory Manager.ay Patrol Law Enforcement Academy. Then she transferred to the Troop D - Springfield Crime Laboratory, where she has worked since January 1, 1997.
Ms. Monk joined the Patrol because she has always been interested in forensic science (she grew up watching “Quincy”) and heard that Missouri has a great crime laboratory system.
She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading mysteries, hiking, biking, and going to the theater.
Her professional memberships include Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and American Society of Laboratory Directors/ Laboratory Accreditation Board.