Chief Constable Alan Pughsley mentioned the pressure would do “all we will” to deliver her killer to justice, however warned the neighborhood to be “very secure and really cautious”.
No arrests have been made in reference to the killing as police take into account “all attainable” motives to the incident which occurred close to Dover in Kent.
The police chief’s phrases come as mourners – together with Ms James’ daughter Bethan Coles – are anticipated to go away candles on their doorsteps afterward Tuesday.
Talking to ITV after visiting flowers left in her reminiscence, the chief constable vowed to search out Ms James’ killer.
He mentioned: “You possibly can think about that the pressure are in deep shock with regard to what’s occurred to Julia.
“We are going to do all we will to search out out whoever did this to deliver them to justice.”
Tuesday marks every week for the reason that 53-year-old’s physique was present in Akholt Wooden, near her house within the village of Snowdown.
The favored PCSO – described as “fiercely loyal” by her devastated household – died from severe head accidents whereas out strolling her canine.
In a Fb publish, her daughter Ms Coles mentioned: “Plenty of individuals have requested about holding a vigil for Mum, and while I’m so grateful for individuals wanting to recollect her, I’m very acutely aware that any gathering would must be policed (if it was even allowed).
“I’ve mentioned this with my household and we’re in settlement that we would like all police assets to be concentrating on the investigation as there may be a lot work to be completed.”
As a substitute she steered individuals wishing to recollect her mom ought to gentle a candle for her and depart it on their doorstep.
She added: “This is able to be a lovely nod to Mum in a manner that doesn’t intrude on the police investigation.”
Police in Dover have urged members of the general public to be “cautious, vigilant and conscious of your environment” whereas out and about.
At a press convention on Friday, Kent Police Assistant Chief Constable Tom Richards declined to rule out that Ms James was killed by a stranger, somebody she got here throughout throughout her work, somebody making an attempt to steal her canine, or as a part of a sexual assault.
Mr Richards wouldn’t touch upon any potential homicide weapon and in addition declined to say whether or not detectives had discovered indicators of a battle.