James Ridsdale

James Ridsdale

Brief info

James joined Victoria Police in 2000 and is dedicated to guiding ‘at risk’ and disadvantaged youth into choices that will enhance their ability to lead lawful and rewarding lives through purposeful and structured engagement. He first joined State Council in 2007 while undertaking a Youth Resource Officer (YRO) role at Footscray Police Station. After completing a 2 year secondment with the Federal Police to East Timor in 2009 he returned to duties with Victoria Police. In 2011 he again became a YRO in Wyndham, re-joined the board and assists the Wynbay branch. James is passionate about Blue Light being the leader in youth interaction and positive role modelling that will benefit the youth, their family, Victoria Police and wider community in Victoria.


What Our Donors Over the World Are Saying

I would just like to say thank you for welcoming Stef and I into your Preston Blue Light Disco.

It was an absolute pleasure, everyone was so welcoming which made it every night fun. This experience has helped me realise how children from various areas interact and have different social expectations for each other.  It made me more aware of the different/multiple  challenges every child/teen faces.

I have so much admiration for how you plan and organise the discos every month, so that everyone feels safe and has a great time.

I am so grateful for this opportunity.

My children are 6 and 8 and love love going to Kinglake Ranges blue light discos !!  I think they are a great event and feel my children are safe and well looked after with all the volunteers help!

Great place for the children to catch up in a safe environment. Also gives them a little independence.

Lorraine Franklin