Lieutenant Kamil J. Warraich
Lieutenant Kamil J. Warraich
Asbury Park Police Department
Kamil J. Warraich spent parts of his childhood in Kuwait, Pakistan and Jersey City, New Jersey. He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree with Honors in Administration of Justice from Rutgers College and has attended graduate courses at John Jay College and Montclair State University. He participated in numerous internships in the field of Criminal Justice as a student: Monmouth County Superior Court, Tinton Falls Police Department, Monmouth County Jail, New Brunswick Police Department, Monmouth County Youth Detention Center, Office of the Public Defender, Asbury Park Police Department, Office of Bias Crime and Community Relations and the Organized Crime Unit of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and lastly Intensive Supervision Program (ISP).
The ISP internship spearheaded his career in 2004, at which time he worked for the New Jersey Judiciary as an ISP Officer, performing duties similar to parole officers monitoring convicted felons. He simultaneously attended the Monmouth County Police Academy and upon graduation worked as a Special Police Officer Class II for the Asbury Park Police Department (APPD). In 2006, he attended the New Jersey State Corrections Academy and worked as a Corrections Officer at the Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, the Northern State Prison – Security Threat Group Management Units (STGMU) and the Administrative Segregation Units for STGMU gang members. He was immediately integrated to the Gang Intelligence Committee in both prisons due to his ability and self-initiated work in identifying and documenting unclassified gang members. Besides working in the assigned Prisons, he partook in searches performed in different prisons throughout the State as a result of corroborated threats by ranking imprisoned gang members to several New Jersey politicians.
In 2007, Kamil left State Corrections and returned to the Asbury Park Police Department (APPD) as a full time Police Officer. In 2008 he was assigned to the APPD Narcotics & Gang Unit, also known as the Street Crime Unit (SCU), where he has worked street level to large scale narcotics investigations, including undercover operations, search warrants, electronic wire interceptions, and was a member of the County wide Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT) working in conjunction with multiple local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. His work in SCU resulted in many guns being taken out of the hands of violent and convicted gang members. He was also assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration HIDTA 1 as a Task Force Officer and had the opportunity to work as an Undercover. At the time HIDTA 1 primarily targeted gang members in the City of Newark and surrounding areas. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2014 and assigned as the Supervisor of the APPD Narcotics and Gang Unit after supervising in the Patrol Division for several months.
Kamil has been a member of the faculty for Top Gun (Investigating & Prosecuting Gang, Gun & Drug cases) and U.N.I.T (Undercover Narcotics Investigation Training) schools since 2009. He has assisted in the acting roles of the “Main Target”, “Confidential Informant”, “Bad Guy” extra, and served in the faculty roles of Squad Coordinator and Classroom Instructor. He has completed numerous training courses pertaining to gangs, guns and drugs enforcement with State and Federal Agencies including the N.J. State Police, FBI, DEA and the U.S. Marshals.
In 2019, Kamil was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and since has worked as the midnight and dayshift Commander. Kamil is a whistleblower police officer and President of a second Police Union in the department, specifically the Fraternal Order of Police – Lodge 221. He is a proud member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) – New Jersey Chapter, serving in the capacity as the Vice Chairperson for the Civil Rights & Diversity Committee. He is also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – The Greater Long Branch Chapter and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He is the appointed Master Resiliency Trainer for the Fraternal Order of Police – State Lodge, serving approximately 13,000 law enforcement officers.