Chief Carl Metzger

Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police
University of Central Florida

Chief Carl Metzger began his career at the Orlando Police Department in January 1989 and worked numerous assignments, ultimately retiring with the rank of Deputy Chief. Chief Metzger’s final assignment with the Orlando Police Department was Patrol Services Bureau Commander, where he was responsible for nearly 400 sworn police officers and employees, five police substations and a service area of approximately 110 square miles.

Upon his retirement from the Orlando Police Department after serving for 26 years, Chief Metzger was hired by the University of Central Florida Police Department as a Deputy Chief. After spending four years as the Operations Commander, Chief Metzger was appointed Chief of Police in June of 2018.

Chief Metzger serves on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Orlando and the Center for Law Enforcement Technology, Training and Research. He is a member of the following professional organizations: Central Florida Criminal Justice Association, the Florida Police Chief’s Association (FPCA), the National Association of Campus Safety Administrators (NACSA), the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Florida and his master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida.