Conrad knew she wanted to pursue a career in the police force after meeting an officer when she was 5 years old while walking with her mother around Chicago, her hometown. When she moved to the Atlanta area, Conrad attended Kennesaw State University and received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
After going through the police academy, Conrad took her education a step further and earned a master’s degree in forensic psychology.
Her experience in policing started at a local university in Marietta. She then left to work in Polk County for a few years. Conrad then worked with a small agency in South Fulton County before receiving the position as a patrol officer with Holly Springs in March 2013.
While she’s familiar with the uniform, Conrad’s new role as the public information officer is something she’s having to learn.
“I believe in community policing and a public information officer position can bridge that gap from the policing realm to the community realm. I think that it’s very important that police be approachable,” Conrad said. “The information officer position is that approachable aspect. It’s a position that ties the community to the police. We’re lucky in Holly Springs to already have an incredible relationship with our citizens and businesses.”
Along with taking her regular patrol car routes, Conrad will now be the face and voice for the police department.
As part of her new job, she’s working on merging the two Facebook pages the department has in order to provide necessary information to the residents.
“We want to be able to receive feedback from our citizens and continue to build strong relationships not only with our residents, but also other surrounding agencies,” Conrad said. “I’m honored and humbled to be part of a great agency and a team that comes together like a family.”