Andre Wright currently serves as Commander of 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. In this role, Commander Wright oversees the Juvenile Processing Center, Absconder Unit, and the Internet Crimes against Children Unit.
Most recently, Commander Wright served as Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division, District Detectives Investigative Branch and the Special Investigations Branch.
Commander 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, Commander Wright led the warrant squad to achieve the highest number of arrests of all warrant squad units across districts. Commander 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 in the Seventh District and Detective Lieutenant, Commander 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.
Commander Wright is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from the University of Maryland University College and is expected to graduate in 2019.