"I noticed that almost all the leadership in the Cape Coral Police Department have MPA's, as do I. I have recently applied, and wanted to know how much the type of college degree weighed in on hiring decisions?"
Great question Jose. The Cape Coral Police Department requires 60 college credit hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications for hiring. However, what you choose to take in terms of course work is entirely up to you. While we do see a number of applicants with foci on Criminal Justice and Public Administration, we also have Officers here with degrees in Political Science, History, Art, Accounting, Law...you name it. A diverse workforce allows us to draw on the strengths and knowledge that each Officer brings from their diverse educational backgrounds, so nothing is off limits.
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