Francis (Frank) Conley, 65, a retired inspector on the Metropolitan Police Department, where his assignments included command of the Training Division and the 4th District in Northwest Washington, died of cancer July 27 at the Washington Hospital Center.

Insp. Conley, who lived in Silver Spring, was born in Chester, Pa. He moved to Wton in 1939. During World War II, he served in the Army and was captured during the Battle of the Bulge in Eur

He began his police career in 1943. As a captain, he commanded the old 7th Precinct in Georgetown. He was promoted tin 1968 and retired in 1972 from command of the 4th District, which encompasses upper Northwest Washington easeek Park.

Insp. Conley was a past president of the Metropolitan Police Relief Association. Upon his retirinbecame its secretary-treasurer and held that job until shortly before his death.

Insp. Conley was a member ons Club and Our Saviour Episcopal Church in Silver Spring, where he had been chairman of the building committee, a vestryman and a member o

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn LaRue Conley of Silver Spring; two sons, Michael Wayne, of Gaithersburert, of Laurel; a sister, Cecelia Holladay of College Park, and four grandchildren.