University of Central Florida President Whittaker swore in the next long-serving police chief – Carl Metzger – Thursday morning in front of a crowd of officers, media, and the Metzger family.

Prior to taking over the position on June 28, after Chief Beary retired from UCF PD, Metzger served 25 years with the Orlando Police department and four years with the University of Central Florida. Metzger ensured that his new role will not be taken lightly – the chief affirmed his conviction to keeping UCF PD as one of the best collegiate police departments in the nation.

Despite several instances of crime on campus through the Summer semester and Metzger’s transition, the police department has made an informed and safe student their goal by updating Knights through email and social media repeatedly through each case.

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