We’re pleased to welcome a very special face back into the Force!
When people’s hero Joshua Michie isn’t helping out our Motor Patrols team as a Special Constable, he’s working hard in his day job as a doctor within the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
As part of National Volunteers’ Week, we are shining a light on the role they play in helping to protect the communities we serve.
The selfless medic took a leave of absence from the world of policing to devote himself to tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.
And now, after months away from the Force, the 25-year-old has returned to his duties as a Special Constable.
Since his return early last month, Joshua has attended a range of incidents and is set to take part in a dedicated motor patrols operation.
He said: “I’m so pleased to be back with Northumbria Police – it’s great to be out on patrol and in the heart of the community once again.
“To make sure the risk of me contracting the virus is as low as possible, I work alone which has been great for my development and problem solving and really thrown me back in the world of policing.
“The Force has been nothing but supportive of me so it’s been great to come back and show them how passionate I am about being a Special and to help them out during this challenging time.
“I’ve been overwhelmed with how much support the public has given the emergency services and I’m incredibly proud to say I work for both the NHS and my local police force – not many people can say that.”
As part of national Volunteers’ Week, we will be sharing more stories about the support our amazing volunteers provide to the Force and their communities.
To find out about volunteering opportunities with the police search ‘Northumbria Police Volunteers’ online.