After retiring from the Bay Village Police Department in June 2013, David Wright was sworn in as a police commander with the Cleveland Clinic Police Department.
Chief David Wright was a member of the Bay Village Police Department from 1980 – 2013. He retired in June 2013 after 32 years 8 months (17 years 8 months as Chief of Police). Before joining Bay Village Police Department, he was a Correction Officer for the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department. He received an Associate Degree in Applied Criminal Science from Cuyahoga Community College in 1978 and a B.A. in Social Service, Minoring in Law Enforcement and Corrections in 1984 from Cleveland State University. His 33 year career includes continuous and diversified law enforcement and management training courses.
Chief Wright is a graduate of PELC Session VIII and a member of the PELC Alumni Association. He is also a Past President of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, Cuyahoga County Police Chiefs (Past President), International Association of Chiefs of Police, Retired/Retirable Irish Police, Greater Cleveland Safety Forces Holy Name Society, F.B.I.N.A.A., NOBLE and the Greater Cleveland Peace Officer Memorial Society. Chief Wright is also an active member of the Western Cuyahoga FOP #25 Honor Guard. He has been serving as a police management consultant for the OACP since 1991. Chief Wright participated as an assessor for the Cleveland Metropark Rangers (4X), and for the cities of Akron, Heath, Centerville, Elyria (5X), Perry Twp., Chardon, Austintown Twp., Copley, East Cleveland, Norwalk, Willowick, Liberty Twp., Medina, Boardman Twp. (2X), the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority P.D, Upper Arlington, Hudson, Fremont, Maumee, Highland Heights and the Cleveland Metropolitan Housing PD. Chief Wright successfully completed Assessment Center Training conducted by Personnel Performance Inc. (Dr. Terry Eisenberg) on April 21-23, 1997. Chief Wright is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session #191.
In September 2002, Chief Wright was appointed Lead Assessor for the OACP. Chief Wright has acted as a Lead Assessor for the City of Norwalk (3X), Carroll Twp., Stow (5X), Aurora, Brunswick (6X), Olmsted Twp., Dublin, Findlay, University Hgts., Mentor (3X), Upper Arlington, North Royalton (3X), Massillon, Sandusky (6X), Maumee, Ashtabula (2X), Perkins Twp. (3X), Oregon, Kent State University PD, Euclid (5X), Solon, Port Clinton, Brooklyn, Willoughby, Wickliffe, Sylvania Township and Mayfield Heights (2x).
Chief Wright was honored by the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation as the recipient of the “Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement” for 2004 in Cuyahoga County.
Chief Wright was honored by the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police as the recipient of the “William E. Crosier Distinguished Service Award” for 2006.
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