ABOUT OUR DETECTIVE BUREAU…
The Detective Bureau strives to assist crime victims with restoring a feeling of safety and normalcy to their lives. Woodbury Police Detectives use modern technology, as well as old-fashioned persistence and tenacity, to process evidence, solve crimes, recover property, and arrest offenders. Together they work as a team, to seek the facts, preserve the evidence, and build a comprehensive case for court presentation. In the end, the efforts of our detectives are focused on providing exemplary customer service to our citizens and visitors.
Det. Sgt. Eric Lokaj
856-845-0065 ext. 139
Sgt. Lokaj began his career with the Woodbury City Police Department in 2004 as a Cadet. He worked as a Cadet from 2004-2007. During that time he also attended Gloucester County College full time where he was able to obtain his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. In May of 2007 he was hired by the Sea Isle City Police Department as a SLEO II Officer. He attended to Cape May County Police Academy and graduated in July of 2007. He then spent three months working in Sea Isle City as part of the Quality of Life Unit, specifically focusing on problem areas in the City. In October of 2007, Sgt. Lokaj returned to Woodbury City as a SLEO II Officer. He remained in that capacity until January of 2009 when he was hired as a full time patrol Officer with Woodbury City. He continued his career as a Patrol Officer until October of 2013 when he was moved to the Detective Bureau. In the Detective Bureau some if his assignments included narcotics investigations, criminal case investigations and maintaining and monitoring liquor licenses. In December of 2015 he was promoted to Sergeant and returned to the road as a patrol Sergeant supervising a squad. In December of 2016 he was moved back into the Detective Bureau as a Detective Sergeant which is where he currently remains.
Detective Corporal Alex Phillips
856-845-0065 Ext 130
Detective Phillips began his Law Enforcement Career in 2008. He graduated the Cape May County Police Academy in June of 2008 and was employed as a SLEO Class II with the North Wildwood Police Department during the summers of 2008 and 2009.
Detective Phillips was hired by the Woodbury City Police Department as a SLEO Class II in October of 2009. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2010 from Rutgers University. Phillips was promoted to a Full Time Patrolman in 2013. He was then assigned to the Department’s Community Policing Unit in the fall of 2013. Phillips was also assigned to the Department’s Traffic Safety Unit in April of 2014. Phillips was assigned to be one of the Department’s Field Training Officers (FTO) in November of 2015.
In April of 2016, Phillips was assigned to the Department’s PACE Unit. Phillips was promoted to the rank of Detective in November of 2016, and is currently assigned to the Detective Bureau. Detective Phillips currently serves as one of the Department’s Motor Vehicle Crash Investigators, Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC), Local Area Security Officer (LASO), and Domestic Violence Liaison Officer.
Det. Nick Cacciola
Det. Nick Cacciola started his Law Enforcement Career in 2012 with Deptford Township as a Class I SLEO Officer. He worked in Deptford Township as a Class I and eventually a Class II SLEO Officer, graduating from the Gloucester County Police Academy in 2013. He continued working with Deptford Township until September, 2013. Det. Cacciola was hired by the Woodbury City Police Department as a Full Time Patrolman in September of 2013. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2016 from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Master’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2018. In 2014, he was assigned to the Department’s Community Policing Unit. In April of 2016, Det. Cacciola was assigned to the Department’s PACE Unit (Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement) and served as the Department’s Housing Officer. Cacciola was promoted to the rank of Detective in August of 2017, and is currently assigned to the Detective Bureau. Det. Cacciola also serves as the Departments Missing Person Liaison Officer.
Det. David Andrews
(856) 845-0065 Ext. 150
Det. Andrews was initially hired by The Millville Police Department in August of 2012 and attended the Cape May County Police Academy. Det. Andrews earned his certificate from the academy as a Full Time Police Officer. Det. Andrews was then promoted to the position of Detective by The Millville Police Department in February of 2014. Prior to being hired by the Millville Police Department, Det. Andrews received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Stockton University.
In September of 2015, Det. Andrews was hired by the Woodbury City Police Department as a Full Time Police Officer. Det. Andrews then served the city of Woodbury performing all duties that encompass the position of Patrolman. Det. Andrews has worked in the Patrol Unit until this past September of 2017, where he was assigned to the PACE (Pro-Active Crime Enfrocement) Unit. While in the PACE Unit, Det. Andrews received a Distinguished Service Award for his proactive efforts resulting in numerous arrests involving the seizure of CDS, Weapons, and Currency.
Det. Andrews held this position until January of 2019, where he was promoted to the rank of Detective and is currently assigned to the Detective Bureau. Det. Andrews serves as a DRE (Drug Recognition Expert), a Firearms Instructor, an Expandable Baton Instructor, a Handcuffing Instructor, and a Field Training Officer. He also serves as the Domestic Violence and Terrorism Liaison Officer.