WATCH: “The most beautiful police in the world” – sexist or sexy?


In a bid to attract more tourists (almost literally), the town of Brumanna in Lebanon is dressing its policewomen in a very unusual manner. While the female officers all wear shorts and black t-shirts, the male officers are all dressed in regular uniforms.

The mayor of Brumanna, Pierre Achkar says that “It could be sexy for some people or ordinary. It depends on your education.”

The policewomen say they get complimented on their beauty by citizens on a daily basis. 

There has been much debate about the women wearing shorts and being seen in public as “sexy” police. 

Most of the women doing the job seem to be happy in their roles and think it’s a great way to drum up tourism.

But locals are divided with some of them saying that they appreciate the beautiful women policing their streets, while others believe it’s inappropriate. 

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