Update: Acting Top Cop orders investigation into 'sexy cop' selfies
Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams has instructed the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) of the TTPS to investigate images which have surfaced on social media, showing a woman dressed in the uniform of an ASP attached to the North Eastern Division.
"PSB has been given clear directions that the matter is to be treated with a level of urgency so that the appropriate action can be taken."
The images were selfies of the woman wearing the uniform and tactical wear bearing the name and number of ASP Michael Sooker of the North Eastern Division.
A statement from the TTPS noted that the unidentified woman appeared to be pictured at a police facility.
Speaking with Loop TT ahead of the issuance of the official press release, Head of Corporate Communications of the TTPS, Ellen Lewis, confirmed that the matter was being addressed.
"We already have knowledge of it and the matter is under investigation," she said.
The Police Service Act, Chapter 15:01, 62 states that a person other than a police officer who without the written authority of the Commissioner, puts on or assumes the uniform designation or description of a police officer, is liable to a fine of $30,000 or three years imprisonment.
This is the latest fiasco to hit the TTPS in just two days as a sergeant and corporal engaged in a shootout at Grand Bazaar, Valsayn on Thursday, over a love triangle.
One of the men remains hospitalised while the other has been discharged.
The Professional Standards Bureau is continuing investigations into the matter.
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