At least six female NYPD officers are facing possible suspensions after posting in-uniform selfies to the ‘blueline beauties’ Instagram site.
Apparently, the NYPD does not appreciate its officers parading themselves in uniform on social media
The department has a policy which forbids officers from wearing their uniform in images online, official ceremonies excepted.
An NYPD spokesman said the rule is “intended to protect officers from divulging identifying information on social media sites that may endanger officer safety.”
However, president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, Patrick Lynch, said there is nothing inappropriate about uniformed officers in pictures normally acceptable on social media.