Public Affairs Office

The Public Affairs Office oversees the public information efforts of the Cape Coral Police Department. The Public Affairs Office is responsible for monitoring and publishing on the Department’s website and social media platforms. The Public Affairs Office engages media and social media platforms to communicate timely and accurate information to the community.

The Public Affairs Office is the primary point of contact for news media, organizations, and the general public seeking information about the Cape Coral Police Department. 

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Master Sergeant PATRICK O’GRADY

Master Sergeant Patrick O'Grady is a 24 year veteran of law enforcement, assigned to the Office of the Chief of Police. He serves as a Public Affairs Officer for the Cape Coral Police Department and oversees the Public Affairs Office and the Planning and Research Unit.

Master Sergeant O’Grady has previously served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, DUI Officer, Drug Recognition Expert and a Traffic Homicide Investigator. He has also served as a supervisor in the Patrol Bureau over district officers and the Field Training and Evaluation Program. Master Sergeant O’Grady has served in the Special Operations Bureau as a supervisor of the Nighttime Traffic Unit and Major Crash Investigators. He is an instructor for the Cape Coral Police Department on several different topic areas and holds several certifications. 

Master Sergeant O’Grady holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Hodges University.

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Master Corporal Philip Mullen

Master Corporal Philip Mullen is a twelve year law enforcement veteran assigned to the Office of the Chief of Police and serves as a Public Affairs Officer for the Cape Coral Police Department.

Master Corporal Mullen has previously served as a Patrol Officer in our Patrol Bureau, and as a Field Training Officer, preparing new recruits for the rigors of police work for 5 years. He also served on the Cape Coral Police Department’s Honor Guard and represented the CCPD across the United States. He is a recipient of two Lifesaving Awards and the department's highest honor, the Medal of Honor. Phil holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety Administration from Edison State College.