Motor Officer Bill Conoway of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department knew he wanted to be a police officer from a young age.
“Growing up in the City of Hemet, many of my father’s friends were police officers and being around them inspired me to want to pursue a career in law enforcement,” said Conoway.
After graduating from Hemet High School, Conoway studied criminal justice at Riverside Community College before enlisting in the Army Reserves. His basic training took him to Alabama where he attended Military Police School and went on to serve seven years as an Army Reservist.
A Coachella Valley resident for the last 30 years, in November 1990 he was hired by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and has served in a wide variety of assignments including corrections, patrol, field training officer, K-9, SWAT, career criminal apprehension team, special investigations bureau and general investigations. For the past two years, he has served as a Motor Officer in the City of Indian Wells.
“I feel proud to serve the citizens of Indian Wells and enjoy the personal connection with the citizens,” said Conoway. “The community-oriented policing we practice in Indian Wells promotes a healthy relationship between law enforcement and the public; it’s like no other experience I’ve had in my career.”
Conoway has been married to his wife, Alexandra, for the past 29 years and is a proud father to Casey and Nicholas. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, including his grandson, Landon.