James Loftus
Administrative Lieutenant

Lieutenant Loftus began his law enforcement career in 1996 as a correctional officer for Atlantic County Department of Public Safety and then the New Jersey Department of Corrections.  He graduated from the Atlantic County Corrections Academy and the New Jersey Department of Corrections Academy, Sea Girt.  He was hired by the Middle Township Police in 1999 and graduated from Atlantic County Police Academy.  He began his career with Middle Township in the Patrol Division as a Patrolman.  In 2010, he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Bravo squad.  In 2012, he was transferred to the Special Services Unit where he remained until his promotion to Administrative Lieutenant in August of 2016.  As the Administrative Lieutenant, he oversees the Major Crimes Unit and Internal Affairs as well as the following areas: Police Communications (Dispatch), Records Division, Animal Control Unit, Code Enforcement Unit, Crash Investigation Unit, Crime Analysis, Police Honor Guard, Hostage Negotiation Liaison, Cape May County Superior Court Liaison and Township and Community Events.  Lieutenant Loftus reviews all police reports generated by the Patrol Division and Major Crimes with the exception of accident and driving while intoxicated reports, which are reviewed by the Patrol Lieutenant.

Lieutenant Loftus grew up in Burlington County and moved to Cape May County in 1991; he currently lives in Middle Township with his family.  Lieutenant Loftus if a Firearms Instructor, Certified Crisis Negotiator, Traffic Crash Reconstructionist and a Police Search and Recovery SCUBA Diver.   Lieutenant Loftus has attended Atlantic Cape Community College as well as Mansfield University. He is a graduate of the New Jersey Chiefs of Police Association- Command and Leadership Program and has also completed the Federal Bureau of Investigation Leadership and Supervision training.