PC James Pierce is a police officer who often attends calls in the village.
Pierce questioned Rodney Blackstock in January 2012 for hitting a cyclist whilst driving. In September of the same year he arrested Paddy Kirk after his fight with Marlon Dingle accidentally resulted in Paddy hitting Pierce's partner PC Robinson. He attended the scene of Gennie Walker's road accident and questioned Debbie Dingle at the scene in relation to her death. He then escorted Debbie back to The Woolpack where the news was broken to Gennie's family.
Pierce later questioned Debbie about a witness who had come forward saying they had noticed a dark saloon car tailgating Gennie before she had gone off the road. Debbie denied any knowledge of this, claiming she had not seen another car. The witness was later deemed unreliable.
In April 2017, Pierce investigated the disappearance of Megan Macey's young daughter Eliza. It later transpires that Megan left a crying Eliza in her car, and the young woman accused of kidnapping Eliza was merely attempting to return her to her father Jai. After this information came to light, Pierce warned Megan that Social Services would be in touch.