Carl Metzger serves as associate vice president of public safety and chief of the UCF Police Department. He also oversees UCF’s Department of Security and Emergency Management.
Carl is a law enforcement executive with more than 34 years experience, including four years as a UCF deputy chief. Prior to joining UCFPD, Metzger rose through the ranks of the Orlando Police Department, retiring in 2014 as the patrol services bureau commander. He started his career in 1989 as a patrol officer at OPD.
Metzger serves on the board of directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Orlando, Central Florida Cares, and the Center for Law Enforcement Technology, Training and Research.
An avid runner and biker, Metzger has completed 20 marathons, including the Marine Corps and Boston marathons. He’s completed the 250-mile Police Unity Tour bike ride three times, helping raise money for the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington.
Metzger holds a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Florida and a master’s in criminal justice from UCF.