Detective Metz retires after 38 years with Hilliard police

Detective Mike Metz, retiring with 38 years of service with the City of Hilliard Division of Police, reads a plaque at his retirement ceremony.

After 38 years of service as a City of Hilliard police officer, Detective Michael Metz retired Jan. 12.

Metz had been a member of the Division of Police for nearly 38 years, starting his career as an auxiliary officer in 1986.

He was hired as a full-time officer in 1993, and served in a variety of roles, including patrol officer, detective, a founding member of the Honor Guard and bicycle unit, and crash investigator. Many residents will remember him from his roles as a D.A.R.E. officer and instructor in the Division’s Citizen’s Police Academy and Safety Town programs.

Metz has received many recognitions and awards over the years, including Officer of the Year in 2015.

He has mentored many officers over the years both informally and formally as a Field Training Officer and is known by his peers for his impressive work ethic and positive attitude.

Thank you for your service to the Hilliard community!

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