Police disband female unit for wearing skimpy uniforms, high heels
A police unit whose female-only members wore tight fitting uniforms and killer heels has been disbanded because it was damaging the image of the force.
The group of 20 officers, chosen for their physical attractiveness, were an uncommon sight in the city of Aguascalientes in Central Mexico.
They shot to fame in 2013 after President Enrique Pena Nieto was snapped posing alongside the female officers in their skimpy uniforms, sunglasses and 4.7inch heel boots.
The presidential visit came soon after the unit was set up by retired general Rolando Eugenio Hidalgo Eddy who thought it would be a good idea to have a brigade to work at social events.
But the new secretary of public security for the state, Eduardo Bahena Pineda, was not impressed with the unit and thought it demeaned the force’s public image.
The department has not entirely disappeared but the remaining seven women are clad in normal uniforms and do different work like interacting with the families of victims.
The remaining women, and the public, are in favour of the change as they now look like serious officers, are comfortable and get the respect they deserve, Excelsior reported.
Alma Rosa, a female officer in the reformed unit, described the change as positive.
She said: “People would come to us, but they seemed puzzled as we did not look like real policewomen.
“Now that I’m an operative officer and I wear police shoes I feel much prouder. I was proud before, but now I feel prouder.” - Daily Mirror.