Steve Conrad began his career as a patrol officer with the former Louisville Division of Police (LPD) in 1980.
Conrad worked his way through the ranks, rising to Assistant Chief in the LPD and later an Assistant Chief in the newly merged Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD). As a Lieutenant Colonel with the LMPD, Conrad was Commander of the Administrative Bureau.
Chief Conrad left the LMPD in 2005 to become Chief of the Glendale (AZ) Police Department.
Conrad has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Police Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Community Development from the University of Louisville. He attended the Southern Police Institute (SPI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) National Academy.
Conrad returned to his hometown as Chief of Police on March 19, 2012.
He is married and has a step-daughter.