Interim McKinney City Manager Tom Muehlenbeck announced the hiring of Greg Conley as Chief of the McKinney Police Department after a national search, public input and an interview process. Conley currently serves as Assistant Chief of Police for the Garland, Texas Police Department. He has more than 27 years of experience in law enforcement. He will start no later than April 15.
Conley began his career in law enforcement in 1988 with the Mesquite, Texas Police Department. In 1992, he was hired by the Garland Police Department where he has risen through the ranks working in a wide variety of divisions, ultimately ascending to the Assistant Chief position in 2000.
“Chief Conley has the integrity, strength of character, and wealth of experience we were looking for. He is a proven consensus builder, and we believe he is the best fit for the future of the McKinney Police Department,” said Muehlenbeck.
City officials selected finalists for the Chief of Police after a nationwide search conducted with The Mercer Group, Inc., an independent external executive recruiting firm. Resident feedback was also used in the search following a series of public input meetings held in October. Residents of McKinney were invited to meet the finalists at a public reception on March 4 and provide feedback.
Conley is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, Texas Police Chiefs Association and the North Texas Crime Commission. He has a Masters of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri.
City of McKinney Press Release