PROACTIVE CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT/COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT
The Woodbury City Police Proactive Criminal Enforcement Unit (or PACE Unit) is made up of two uniformed Officers. Ptl. Alex Phillips and Ptl. Nick Cacciola are assigned to the PACE Unit. The PACE Unit is strictly proactive in nature, they do not react to calls dispatched, rather create calls themselves by proactively policing, in an effort to deter and detect criminal activity. The PACE Unit patrols the streets in marked and unmarked police units, targeting “hot spots” during peak crime times. The PACE Unit focuses on enforcing traffic and criminal laws, warrant services, narcotic enforcement, underage drinking, developing criminal investigations and assisting the Detective Bureau with investigations.
The PACE Unit also serves as Community Policing Officer’s working with the community to promote police/citizen relationships. The PACE Unit has a unique relationship with the community, by educating the community on safety/crime prevention, attending all community events, youth events and participating in the Department’s Junior Police Academy.
The PACE Units overall missions is to stop crime before it happens through a proactive policing effort, making the City of Woodbury less appealing to the criminal element while enhancing the quality of life in our community.
Ptl. Nicholas Cacciola
(856) 845-0065 Ext. 142
Ptl. Cacciola started his Law Enforcement Career in 2012 with Deptford Township as a Class I SLEO Officer. He work 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.
Ptl. 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 is currently still enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University working towards a Master’s Degree. In 2014, he was assigned to the Department’s Community Policing Unit.
In April of 2016, Cacciola was assigned to the Department’s PACE Unit (Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement). Ptl. Cacciola is still currently assigned to the Department’s PACE Unit and is also the Department’s Housing Officer.
Ptl. Timothy Mitchell
(856) 845-0065 Ext. 117
Ptl. Mitchell was first hired by the North Wildwood Police Department in April of 2012 and attended the Cape May County Police Academy. Ptl. Mitchell earned his certificate from the academy as a Special Law Enforcement Officer, Class II.
In October of 2012, Ptl. Mitchell was hired by Woodbury City Police Department as a Special II Law Enforcement Officer. Ptl. Mitchell paved his way up to becoming a Full-Time Police Officer in September of 2013.
Ptl. Mitchell has worked in Patrol until this past December of 2016 where he was assigned to the PACE (Pro-Active Crime Enforcement) Unit. Ptl. Mitchell now holds the titles of PACE Unit, Housing Officer, and an Alco-Test Operator.