Patrick J. Conmay began his career in law enforcement as a patrol officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. During his tenure, he moved through the ranks working a variety of assignments including burglary, auto theft, narcotics enforcement and homicide. When he retired he was assigned as the officer in charge of Robbery Homicide division's Homicide Special Section, responsible for high profile murder investigations in the City of Los Angeles.
In 2000 he moved to Nevada and worked for a short time for the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division for Aging Services investigating complaints of elder abuse. In 2001 Pat moved to the Department of Corrections as the Inspector General, where he managed and directed the Department's statewide criminal and administrative investigations.