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Karen Vick
Chief of the San Francisco Police Department
Vick
Gender: Female
Age: c. 45 (series end)
Actress: Kirsten Nelson
Family: Richard Vick (husband)
Barbara Dunlap (sister)
Unnamed son
Iris Vick (daughter)
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Brown
Aliases: Chiefie
Status: Alive
First appearance: Pilot
Last appearance: The Breakup
Karen C. Vick, née Dunlap, (b. 1968) was the chief of the Santa Barbara Police Department, until she was suspended at the end of season seven by the current Interim chief, Harris Trout. After that, she returned shortly in season eight, but was then transferred to the San Francisco Police Department, and brought Juliet O'Hara along with her to be her Head Detective. She is portrayed by Kirsten Nelson.

BiographyEdit

Police Chief Karen Vick worked alongside Shawn Spencer's father, Henry, during his days on the force. While she may not be entirely sold on Shawn's strengths as a medium, she admires his moxie, as well as the fact that Shawn, like his father, delivers results. Karen is married with an unnamed son and one daughter, Iris, who was born during "Shawn vs. The Red Phantom". She also has a sister, Barbara Dunlap, who made an appearance in "There Might Be Blood" and it is shown that she had a sibling rivalry with Barbara. Karen was interim police chief until "Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead", in which she is promoted to full-time chief and remains at the station, only due to the fact that Shawn was able to unearth and disseminate a scandal about the man who was supposed to take her place.

In "No Trout About It", she was suspended for six months by Harris Trout, because Shawn, Gus, Juliet and Lassiter disobeyed his orders.

In "1967: A Psych Odyssey" Karen left to be the Chief of the San Francisco Police Department.

RelationshipsEdit

Shawn SpencerEdit

At first she didn't really enjoy have him around the office, but over time she began trusting him with more higher profile cases like Yin and Yang. At one point she even trusted him enough to let him try and find her a nanny.


Burton "Gus" GusterEdit

Carlton LassiterEdit

Juliet O'HaraEdit

Henry SpencerEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In "Truer Lies", Shawn calls her "Chief Karen Charles Vick", stating that he knew her middle name began with a C, and she corrects him, without providing further detail.

QuotesEdit

"Eighty suspects? Really, Mr. Spencer, it wouldn't be possible perhaps to narrow it down just a bit, would it?"
— Karen (from Talk Derby to Me)
"I can sit here all night, Betty. I have a sixth month old at home who still has colic. I consider this a reprieve."
— Karen (from Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast)

GalleryEdit

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The gallery page for Karen Vick can be found here.

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