Head of Operations

James Wileman is the Superintendent in charge of Uniformed Operations at the States of Jersey Police.

James Wileman

He has responsibility for the delivery of all Uniform policing which includes the 24/7 Police response units, the Community policing team, Roads policing, Command and Control functions, the Custody unit, the Firearms team, the policing of public-order and the night-time economy, the Dog section, the policing of Island events and  force-wide duties planning.

James was appointed to the rank in March 2016 having previously held the role of Chief Inspector Operations since July 2014. Prior to this, James was a Chief Inspector in the Corporate Development unit as the Head of Performance Improvement.

James is a locally-born Officer and was educated at Victoria College before studying for a business degree at the University of Bournemouth. Upon completion he went briefly into Marketing but his true calling came in 2003 when he joined the States of Jersey Police as a Constable. James has worked in both Uniform Operations and Crime Services during his service so far.

Hard work and dedication saw him promoted through the ranks, reaching Inspector in October 2012. In 2011 he became the first Channel Island officer to be accepted into the national High Potential Development Scheme, run each year by the College of Policing, where up to 60 of the top police officers in the UK are selected and trained to become senior officers of the future. Since joining the development programme he has completed a Post-graduate diploma in Police Leadership and Management and now currently studying towards a Masters through Warwick Business School.

In 2014, James was seconded to the City of London Police for seven months where he worked with their response policing teams and later in the Uniform Policing Senior Management team. During his time in London he held several senior roles in the command of events, both as a Silver and Bronze Commander, most notably having responsibility for the iconic Tower Bridge section of the London Marathon, the Embankment and Westminster section of the 2014 Tour-de-France and at the 2014 FA Cup Final at Wembley. Building upon his experience in London, James is a Gold Commander for all local events and led the policing response to the Island Games in 2015. Following the completion of several projects and reviews, James received a Commendation for his work in London from the City of London Police.

In his role as Superintendent, James represents the Chief Officer at several forums and is supported in day to day delivery by two Chief Inspectors. Additionally, James is a nationally accredited Tactical and Strategic Firearms Commander for both spontaneous and pre-planned incidents. 

James is married to Emma and has two daughters.



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