An all female police unit who wore tight fitting uniforms and high heels has been disbanded because it was damaging the image of the police force. The group of 20 officers, chosen for their beauty and great physique 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 in the city of Aguascalientes in Central Mexico.
They became popular in 2013 after President Enrique Pena Nieto was snapped posing alongside the female officers in their skimpy uniforms, sunglasses and 4.7inch heel boots.
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. 13 of the female officers have left the force while the remaining seven women are dressed in normal uniforms.
Alma Rosa, a female officer in the reformed unit, described the change as positive.
“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.”