Commander Amrich Bio

AmrichCommander James Amrich began his law enforcement career in 2000 as a sheriff's officer with the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office in Freehold, New Jersey where he served until 2005.  He also was honorably discharged after serving in the United States Air Force and New Jersey National Guard as an In-Flight Refueling Operator from 1988 until 2003.  During his time in the military, he was deployed for three tours in the Persian Gulf War (Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom).

In 2005, Commander Amrich relocated to Fort Myers and joined the Lee County Sheriff’s Office as a law enforcement deputy.  He has experience in Community Policing, Narcotics, Patrol, Homicide, Violent Crimes, Special Victims, Field Support and the Highway Interdiction Unit.

Commander Amrich attended numerous specialized training courses throughout his time in New Jersey and Florida.  These include firearms instructor, side handle baton instructor, chemical agent instructor, basic life support instructor, police background investigations and hiring, interview and interrogations, incident command,  field training officer, line supervision, middle management, active shooter and homicide investigation.

Commander Amrich currently is assigned as the Assistant Bureau Commander of Criminal Investigations.  This Bureau includes Homicide, Violent Crimes, Special Victim Crimes, Robbery, Grand Theft Auto, Economic Crimes, Narcotics, Intelligence, Highway Interdiction and Forensics.

Commander Amrich resides in Cape Coral.