Bob Wright is a nineteen-year veteran of the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) in Virginia. Throughout his career he has served in a broad range of assignments including the patrol division, criminal investigations division and on the community policing teams. His assignments include crime scene agent, detective in both the auto theft and homicide-robbery units and Critical Accident Team (CAT) investigator. As a sergeant, he was appointed 1st Sergeant in the patrol division and he led the tactical plain clothes unit. He is currently assigned to the Special Operations Section, Motor Unit.
While a member of ACPD’s community policing unit, he was a part of the first, full time, nightlife officer detail. With an in depth understanding of the problems and challenges ACPD faced managing nightlife, he was a valuable resource and passionate advocate for the creation of the Nightlife Liaison position and the first nightlife accreditation model in the U.S., called the Arlington Restaurant Initiative (ARI). Bob has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Bob is an instructor of Proactive Alliance and A Safe Night Out and he leads Safe Night’s Hospitality and Entertainment Division by helping bars and restaurants reduce their liability through policies and training.
Bob can be contacted at, Rwright@safe-night.com