Police

Today, we’re talking to Chief Steve Conrad, head of the Louisville Metro Police Department.

Conrad began his position on March 19, replacing Chief Robert White, after serving as chief of Glendale, Arizona’s police force for six years. Conrad began his career in Louisville and helped form the merged Louisville Metro Police Department in 2003, while working under White as an assistant chief.

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