Recruitment! Recommitment! Retirees!
AAPOL President, DeAndre’ Hutchison, is a newly promoted Sergeant with the Houston Police Department (HPD). The past 8 years have been devoted to serving our community with the highest professional standards and excellence. DeAndre’ is temporarily assigned to Northeast Patrol Division where he supervises a squad of phenomenal officers. Throughout his career with HPD, President Hutchison has gone above and beyond the call of duty. In 2019 Sgt. Hutchison was awarded the Paul S. Wiedo Lifesaving Award.
DeAndre’ joined AAPOL out of academy class 214 (Motto: One Team! One Fight) and after being an active member for years, he decided to invest his talents, time, and leadership ability into the organization. In 2016, he was appointed as the Treasurer, where he was able to restructure the financial position of AAPOL and position them to take advantage of a booming economy. Hutchison also assisted with preparing the Financial Statements and Tax Returns for 2016-2018. In 2018 he was elected as AAPOL Vice-President were he continued to focus on helping members and assisted former President Eric Carr to move the organization forward.
In 2020 Hutchison was elected to the office of President where he plans to focus on the 3 R’s. Recruitment! Recommitment! & Retirees! AAPOL has laid out a plan to work with the Mayor of Houston, HPD’s Police Chief, and AAPOL Board members to improve HPD’s recruiting efforts. DeAndre’ plans to also focus on improving member benefits as well as communication so more members want to recommit their time, energy, and efforts back to the organization. Lastly, we have a wealth of information and resources in our retired member population. We will lay out a strategic plan to reengage our retirees so that their legacy will continue for decades to come.
DeAndre’ Hutchison has a B.A. degree in Accounting from University of North Texas (UNT) and a M.A. in Accounting – Tax from UNT as well. While at UNT during the Spring of 2007 DeAndre’ Hutchison was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. DeAndre’ is also a husband and father of two beautiful girls.