A number of NYPD female cops face getting sacked after posting photos in police uniform in various ‘sexy poses.’
The disciplinary measures come after female cops violated department policy which forbids staff to pose in uniform or in badges other than for official ceremonies in relation to social media accounts.
The photos which have since gained notoriety have appeared alongside those of other officers from around the country in a variety of sites, including Blueline Beauties which describes itself as being: Dedicated to Law Enforcement Women’.
The site mandates those officers wishing to appear must send pictures before being chosen.
Assorted pictures include female officers in an a variety of repose, including one female officer with a Santa badge pinned above an accompanying image of her in a tiny black dress showing off a tattoo on her thigh.
Other offending images include that of one officer in uniform alongside an image of her flaunting her cleavage (indeed) while pursing her lips.
The fracas comes after the police department issued stringent guidelines as to what officers could share on social media, mandating that officers ‘are to exercise good judgment and demonstrate professionalism expected of them while performing their official duties.’
The recent measure also warns that ‘personal social media sites may be used against them to undermine the credibility of the department, interfere with official police business, compromise ongoing investigations and affect their employment status.’
Although official guidelines do note possible termination as disciplinary action for the faux pas the female officers in question are likely to only involve losing 10 days in vacations.
At present it is not necessarily understood whether officers from other departments around the country could be punished as the policies vary between forces.