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Leadership Team

Carl Metzger

Chief of Police and Associate Vice President for Public Safety

Carl Metzger is a law enforcement leader with more than three decades of experience in Central Florida, most recently at the University of Central Florida Police Department. In his current role as Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police, he oversees more than 130 sworn and civilian Police, Victim Services Emergency Management, Security Management employees.

Carl spent 26 years with the Orlando Police Department, working throughout the patrol, administrative services and special operations division while also rising in the ranks. Highlights of his years with OPD include overseeing security and traffic control operations at the Amway Center during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game and leading the Emergency Response Team’s crowd control efforts at the Republic National Convention in Tampa in 2012.

He joined UCFPD as a deputy chief in 2014 before being promoted to chief in 2018.

Carl is a member of the Central Florida Criminal Justice Association, the Florida Police Chief’s Association, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the National Association of Campus Safety Administrators and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Orlando and is a member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Safety Council.

Carl earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from UCF. He is a graduate of the Drug Enforcement Administration Narcotic Commander’s Course and the Southern Police Institute’s 39th Command Officers Development Course.

Carl is a dedicated husband and father of three. An avid runner and biker, he has completed 20 marathons, 200 half-marathons and numerous century bike rides, along with three 250-mile Police Unity Tours, helping to raise over $35,000 for the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC.

Robin Griffin-Kitzerow

Deputy Chief of Police

Robin Griffin-Kitzerow joined UCF Police as deputy chief in March 2022 as the highest-ranking woman in the agency’s history.

Prior to UCF, she served the residents of Palm Beach County in several law enforcement capacities dating back to 1987, where she spent nearly three years as deputy chief at Florida Atlantic University Police Department and 20 years with the Palm Beach County School District.

Griffin-Kitzerow is particularly passionate about school safety and threat management. She developed the Behavioral Services Division at Palm Beach County Schools, a multi-disciplinary investigations division dedicated to the identification, assessment, intervention, management and monitoring of school-based threats.

Deputy Chief Griffin-Kitzerow holds a master’s degree in Psychology and Mental Health Counseling and a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management, both from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She also earned a second master’s degree in Public Administration from Barry University.

She is currently working on her PhD. in Forensic Psychology with Walden University, and recently earned a third master’s degree while completing her requirements for the doctorate program. Griffin-Kitzerow presents for school districts and various panels around the state and nation on threat assessment best practices in educational settings.

Scott Freeman

Law Enforcement Major

Scott Freeman is a law enforcement professional who has served at the University of Central Florida Police Department for more than 17 years, including 10 years in specialized investigative units. In his current role, Scott serves as the Major of the Operations Bureau and oversees police operations for both Patrol Divisions, the Criminal Investigations Division, and the Community Outreach Unit.

After his time as a patrol officer, Scott moved into the Criminal Investigations Division as a Detective, and then onto the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation Task Force as an undercover narcotics agent before being promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the patrol division. He has also served as a Field Training Officer and as the agency’s Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator.  Scott was integral in the creation of UCFPD’s Special Response Team, a group of specially trained officers skilled in officer and civilian rescue missions during incidents involving mass casualty.

Scott is a UCF alumnus with a degree in Criminal Justice and a graduate certificate in Police Leadership, and he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Safety from the University of Virginia. Scott is a graduate of both the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Department of Homeland Security Leadership Academies, and a graduate of the 285th session of the FBI National Academy.

Scott is a dedicated husband and father of two future Knights, and enjoys yard work, and baseball in his free time.

Derrick Stockdreher

Law Enforcement Major

Derrick Stockdreher is a law enforcement leader with 25 years’ experience at the University of Central Florida Police Department. In his current role as Major over the Administrative Bureau, he oversees special operations and events, support services, community partnerships, accreditation compliance, finance and procurement.

After first starting as a patrol officer, Derrick rose through the ranks as a leader while fostering a team atmosphere to achieve the goals of and progress UCFPD. With a deep knowledge of the university community, he has extensive experience managing people, building partnerships and multitasking to support the needs of the agency and university.

Derrick is a member of the Central Florida Criminal Justice Association, the Florida Police Chief’s Association and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

A two-time UCF alum, he has a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. He also is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Command Officers Development Course.

Derrick is a dedicated husband and dog parent. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, live music and outdoor activities.