Josh works as an officer with LBPD while also volunteering as a Big Brother with Big Brothers, Big Sisters (BBBS) in Ilwaco. Robyn Handley, Program Manager for BBBS, shared some kind words about Josh:
"I first came to know Josh when he applied to be a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters. I remember during his interview Josh mentioning to me that he wanted to be a mentor because as a police officer he often had to work with kids during really tough situations and he wanted to show them a different side of police officers. Since then, Josh has gone above and beyond this original statement. His mentee thinks that Josh is the absolute best and beams with pride when Josh comes to see him while wearing his uniform. He has made a difference for other youth as well who initially are fearful when they see a cop and come to realize what a cool guy he is. Even beyond this, Josh helps work with high-school aged youth who want to job-shadow a police officer. I have heard these students talk fondly about job shadowing him and leave that experience inspired to pursue the career. As I looked through the 40 developmental assets I couldn’t think of someone who helped foster these more than Josh. Thank you for all you do!"