Chief of Police

On behalf of the men and women of the Pasco Police Department I am pleased to welcome you to our web page. It is an honor to lead such a professional team of men and women who are dedicated to the safety and welfare of our fine City. The officers that make up the Pasco Police Department are committed to making sure that Pasco is a safe place to live, work and play.

The Pasco Police Department is committed to the philosophy of quality, professional policing, and outstanding customer service. Having your trust and confidence is paramount. We recognize the unique responsibility of policing and know that our effectiveness is enhanced through close community relationships. Officers and staff are chosen for this department based on their strong ethics and a demonstrated desire to make a positive difference. We share a vested interest in our community and I urge you to do your part to keep our community safe. The Police Department cannot do it alone, but together we can accomplish great things.

The Pasco Police Department is committed to the protection of lives and property of our fellow citizens and to impartially enforce the law; to fight crime both by preventing it and by aggressively pursuing violators of the law; to be good community partners and team members in our City government; to maintain on-going professional law enforcement training and ensure the highest levels of policing for our community; and, most importantly, to value human life, with respect to the dignity of each individual, rendering our services with courtesy and civility.

Thank you for visiting our website. The men and women of the Pasco Police Department appreciate your support.

Bob Metzger
Chief of Police

About Chief Metzger

Bob Metzger became the Chief of Police in October 2011. Prior to his appointment in Pasco, he was a police chief for over 20 years in departments in Michigan and Ohio. He has wide experience in police leadership. In addition he has been a patrol officer, detective, hostage negotiator, SWAT team leader, and patrol shift supervisor.

Chief Metzger completed a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Management and has written several articles for national publications on police management. He is a graduate of the 180th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy in Quantico, Virginia; the 24th session of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command in Evanston, Illinois; and has attended several other police management schools.