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.
One of the few places in the world where you get to see cops in shorts. It's part of the Broumanna mayor's plan to attract tourists to the region. Unfortunately this uniform change is only for the women and not the men, which I think is unfair and sexist. https://t.co/CqYedOGs8A— White Mughals Fan (@WhiteMughalsFan) June 27, 2018
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.
Sign up to W24’s newsletters so you don't miss out on any of our hot stories and giveaways.