Hawthorne Conley

Security Advisor

Veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police, Lt. Col. Conley brings a wide range of experience and knowledge AGRiMED. Experience commanding, directing and coordinating of the Bureau of Personnel, Bureau of Training and Education, Bureau of Professional Responsibility, Department Discipline Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Office, and Member Assistance Office. A native of Pittsburgh, Conley enlisted in the State Police in 1969. As he progressed through the ranks, he served at stations in Belle Vernon, Washington County; Carnegie, Allegheny County; Harrisburg, Dauphin County; Indiana, Indiana County; and Washington, Washington County.  He served with the Bureau of Professional Responsibility, Pittsburgh, and as the Emergency Operations Officer for the Bureau of Emergency and Special Operations, Hershey. He also was commander of Troop E, Erie, and Troop B, Washington. Conley was promoted to corporal in 1978, sergeant in 1980, lieutenant in 1988, captain in 1993, and major in 1998. He is a graduate of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.


Hawthorne “Hop” Conley has an extensive history or community impact in Pennsylvania and has a number of community-based associations including:

  • Bureau Director’s Letter of Commendation – 1993
  • Scottish Rite, Mason of the Year Award – 2000
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Distinguished Service Award – 2000
  • Westinghouse High School Wall of Fame Inductee – 2003
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (Life Member)
  • Pennsylvania State Troopers Association Fraternal Order of Police (Life Member)
  • Past Master Masonic Star of the West No. 62, Pittsburgh PAPast High Priest Sheba Chapter, Holy Royal Arch Mason, Pittsburgh Pa
  • Scottish Rite, St. Cyprian Consistory No. 4, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Commanders Of The Rite, Valley Of Pittsburgh PA
  • Grand Inspector General, 33 degree Mason, United Supreme Council, A.&A.S.R. of FM
  • Right Excellent Grand King, Holy Royal Arch Mason, Jurisdiction of PA, PHA