Andre Wright currently serves as the Assistant Chief of the Youth and Family Engagement Bureau (YFEB), which was created in May 2021. The YFEB includes MPD’s Youth and Family Services Division (YFSD) and the School Safety Division (SSD). Wright assumed this post in July 2023, after serving as assistant chief of Patrol Services South (PSS) since May 2021.
Assistant Chief Andre Wright began his career with the Metropolitan Police Department in 1994. After graduating from the Academy, he was assigned as an officer in the Sixth District. He eventually was promoted to investigator and assigned to the Major Narcotics Division and was one of seven investigators assigned to the Citywide Gun Recovery Unit within the Narcotics and Special Investigations Division. He was then assigned to the Violent Crimes section where he closed numerous cases.
When promoted to lieutenant, Wright led the warrant squad to achieve the highest number of arrests of all warrant squad units across districts. Assistant Chief Wright also led the Seventh District Focus Mission Team whose work and impact in the Seventh District led to the two-time receipt of the Unit Citation Award. Upon being promoted to detective sergeant and detective lieutenant, Wright significantly increased closure rates over a one-year period and two-year period, respectively. As lieutenant, he led the crime reduction strategy in PSA 403, which received the PSA of the Year Award, and he was one of three lieutenants selected to manage the Patrol Service Bureau.
Wright later served as captain of the Criminal Investigations Division, District Detectives Investigative Branch and the Special Investigations Branch.
Assistant Chief Wright's first post as commander was heading up the Youth and Family Services Division within the Metropolitan Police Department. The Youth and Family Services Division is the division responsible for investigating child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse and exploitation (including child pornography and prostitution), juvenile missing persons and parental kidnapping, and persons in need of supervision. He was later assigned to the Seventh District, which includes much of the Southeast quadrant of the city, including the neighborhoods of Anacostia, Barry Farm, Naylor Gardens and Washington Highlands. Wright was promoted to assistant chief of PSS by Police Chief Robert Contee on May 7, 2021 after serving as Commander of the Seventh District for several years.