He is known as the 'Busking Bobby' and caused quite a stir when he got his guitar out and started singing on the high street in his full police uniform.
Ian Northcott's rendition of the Oasis chart-topper Wonderwall was captured on video and uploaded onto YouTube, with 1,300 views to date. Click here to view Ian in action.
Ian's couple of minutes in the spotlight was inspired by his drive to highlight the plight of the homeless throughout the West Midlands.
It wasn't a random good cause. It was a subject very close to his heart.
Back in 1992, Ian was a young Pc and new to the role. He was walking through a subway one night when he was approached by a gang of men. Out of nowhere, a homeless man called Joe appeared and in an act of solidarity stood next to Ian while the gang passed by. Sadly, just a few weeks later Joe was found dead.
The actions of Joe to stand beside Ian that night, inspired the West Midlands Police officer to start the charity SocksandChocs. Now in its fifth year, the charity is going from strength to strength.
The idea behind the charity was to give homeless people a clean pair of socks and a chocolate bar. When Ian served in the Army before joining the police, he discovered that one of the simple pleasures when out and about on exercise was putting on a pair of clean, dry socks.
Ian has been presented with numerous awards including the Pride of Birmingham, Points of Light (The Prime Minister's Award for voluntary work) and a BEM, which Ian was presented with in June by The Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire.
Ian and his team work tirelessly with centres across Worcestershire including the Maggs Day Centre and St Paul's Hospice in Worcester.
Ian said: "Socks and Chocs is an example of just one way of how you can make a difference in your local community. It's something simple in its thinking, yet so effective. I would urge anyone who wants to give back to go for it, don’t sit back and leave it to others – take action. You can make a difference to someone less fortunate than yourself."
But there is still lots of work to do and there are always opportunities for volunteering within the charity including delivery pickups and drop offs, charity runs and much more. If you are interested in finding out more please visit the website www.socksandchocs.co.uk