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LMPD's new chief meets community leaders, department heads

Steve Conrad Steve Conrad

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Newly appointed LMPD Chief Steve Conrad may not officially be on the city payroll, but he's already meeting with community and metro leaders.

On Wednesday, Conrad met with Metro department directors, community leaders and activists before he boards a flight back to Glendale, Arizona early Thursday morning.

"Of course, this is just a real brief opportunity for me to say hello to everyone and introduce myself," Conrad said.

It's a brief visit for Conrad because he still has three weeks left as the chief of police in Glendale. Mayor Greg Fischer announced Conrad would lead LMPD during a news conference on Tuesday. Since then, he's been shaking hands and making connections with government leaders. Conrad was scheduled to meet with the NAACP and the Interdenominational Ministerial Coalition Wednesday afternoon.

"I'm going to meet as many people as I can and gather as much information as I can about what we've been doing and what we need to do," Conrad said.

In three weeks he'll be able to do just that. His first day on the job is March 19.

Conrad wouldn't elaborate about his future plans for the department.

"At this point, it's going to take me gathering information," said Conrad. "It's hard for me to start talking about the things we're going to do or the things we're going to change until I've been here and heard that information."

During a one-on-one with WAVE 3, Conrad recognized budget constraints will be a challenge in this economy. He also vows to improve community relationships and diversity.

"I think it's important to have a police department the diversity of the community that is similar within the command staff," he said.

Conrad said his new job is a homecoming. He served in Louisville as a police officer for more than 20 years. From 2003 to 2005, Conrad worked as LMPD's assistant chief.

Conrad will make $165,000 a year as LMPD's new chief. 

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