Robert Contee Biography

Robert Contee is a United States-born American personality who has achieved various honors and awards while being “the Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C.” He was appointed to the position on 2nd January 2021. The DC Council later confirmed on 4th May that he would replace the earlier designated personality, Peter Newsham. 

Early Life

Robert Contee was brought up in Washington, D.C., in the Carver Langston. During his initial career, he had to take up various random jobs to cover his expenses. Later, he joined D.C. Mayor Marion Barry’s Youth Leadership Institute and eventually came out as a D.C. police cadet at 17 years old. He went to Spingarn High School to complete his primary education.

Describing his basic education details, he is a graduate student at George Washington University. He received a bachelor’s degree in Professional Studies with a major subject of Police Science. He has also completed another college degree, the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration and the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Robert Contee Career

Robert Contee began his official police career in 1989 when he joined the department of the Metropolitan Police. At that time, he was a senior in high school and was later promoted to the designation of sworn officer in 1992. He was immediately assigned to the Third District, and his rank rose to the position of sergeant.

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From being a sergeant, he was immediately promoted to lieutenant and subsequently served as Patrol Services and Leader in the Second District. After that, he was assigned to look after the intelligence branch in the North as the Regional Operations Commander.

Then in 2004, he was promoted to Captain, where he took control of the Homicide Branch and Sexual Assault Unit. After getting promoted, he took over the Special Operations Division (SOD) command in April 2006. He was responsible for handling the tactical patrol, special events, traffic safety, and functions there.

Rise to Fame

Following the post at SOD, Robert Contee became the chief commander of the Sixth District. He maintained the position from 2007 until October 2014, when he was given the responsibilities of Recruiting Division. Initially, he fulfilled the responsibilities of a commander in January 2016 and was later transferred to the MPD’s Professional Development Bureau in the summer of 2016.

At last, in April 2017, he was honored with the position of Patrol Chief of Patrol Services South (PSS), responsible for overseeing the First, Sixth, and Seventh Police Districts. Then in March 2018, he became the assistant chief of the Investigative Services Bureau, handling departments like the Criminal Investigations Division, the Narcotics and Special Investigations Division, and other criminal branches.

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Finally, in January 2021, he was promoted to the Chief of Police by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. On 26th April 2023, it was announced that the chief would be retiring from the position of MPD and would accept the new position of assistant director of the FBI.

Robert Contee Biography

Real Name Robert J. Contee III
Birth Date 1970s
Age (as of 2023) 50s
Birth Place Washington, D.C., United States
Profession Chief of the Metropolitan Police
College George Washington University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 85 kg  –  in Pounds –  187 lbs
Hair Color Bald
Eye Color Dark Brown



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife?

Personal Life

Robert married his wife when he was 30 years old so he’s been living married life for more than 2 decades now. For security reasons, no information is available regarding his wife. Also, for the safety of his family, media outlets are also refraining from revealing his personal life details as well. 

Social Media

It is hard to detect the social media profiles of a chief of police. Contee may not be available on any of the social media because of high responsibilities and a strict policy schedule. However, many sources have stated that the social media profile name – ROBERT CONTEE @r_contee belongs to Robert Contee. He joined Twitter in May 2011 and has zero following members with only 6 followers and “no post.”

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Robert Contee Salary/Net Worth

As per the sources, it is revealed that the average base salary of a chief of police in the United States is around $116,400. We can assume that Robert Contee might have nearly $5 million, including his house, savings, and other properties.

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