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.