PCSO quits after saucy snaps revealed

PCSO quits after saucy snaps revealed

Rebecca Morris in one of the saucy snaps posted on her Facebook site

Rebecca Morris in work attire

First published in Black Country News

A BROCKMOOR and Pensnett community cop who posted saucy half-naked modelling pictures of herself on Facebook has quit her job, the News can reveal.

Rebecca Morris, a PCSO with West Midlands Police, left colleagues agasp when they spotted racy photographs of her posing in skimpy outfits at car shows.

In addition to patrolling the beat as a member of the neighbourhood policing team for Brockmoor and Pensnett, the 29-year-old brunette had been stripping off between shifts and carving out a second career as a motor show promotions model.

Revealing pictures of Rebecca posing in her underwear and the littlelist of little black dresses posted on the officer’s personal Facebook site made headlines after colleagues at Brierley Hill Police Station expressed their shock at her out-of-hours antics.

The images included a shot of Rebecca, who was previously based in Stourbridge, in a see-through shirt - showing off tattooed bare legs while sitting seductively in front of a blue VW Golf.

Others saw the leggy officer posing next to a car in a basque-like thigh-high black mini dress and sexy ankle boots.

A website promoting Rebecca’s services as a model in Germany was also spotted online.

When quizzed about the images, Rebecca’s dad told reporters calling at her Quinton home that “all girls do that kind of thing”.

Chief Inspector Julian Harper, from West Midlands Police’s Professional Standards Department, however, said police officers and staff were advised when posting material online that “they are accountable for whatever they put into the public domain and may be subject to misconduct procedures should there be any inappropriate use of social media”.

But he stressed police had “found no cause for further action or comment” in this case.

However it has now emerged that Ms Morris has resigned from her post as a PCSO.

A police spokesman said: “We can confirm Rebecca Morris resigned from the force on Tuesday May 22.”

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11:29am Sat 9 Jun 12

stevecrozier says...

I’m quite shocked, having read your piece on Rebecca Morris, not at her behavior, but at that of the police force. I can’t believe that in this day and age people can be so narrow-minded and negative about her our-of-hours activities. This is in an age where the icons which the youth look to for inspiration (celebrities, pop stars, footballers, politicians, end even the press itself) seem to be able to get away with anything from posting sex videos on the internet, to adultery, to at best immoral if not illegal activities.

Now I appreciate that she has made the decision to resign from her position as a PCSO, however I’m sure that her superiors will have had an involvement in encouraging her to leave. This, I see as fundamentally wrong. What Ms Morris has been up to isn’t any of those, it’s simply supplementing her income with a little risqué (as far as I can see not illegal in any way) glamour photographs. It’s this kind of unreasonable, negative reaction by her colleagues and seniors which is giving the message that attractively dressed women are nothing more than sex objects, and therefore incapable of doing such an important job in the community.

The police force are getting a lot of ‘stick’ right now from all areas of the community. Perhaps taking a more pragmatic view on her alternative interests would have resulted in some positive PR for the police, particular with the youth.

Then there is the issue of ‘facebook’. People need to be aware that what’s posted online needs to be career focused, or needs to remain anonymous. Rightly or wrongly, if people want to be ‘bedroom celebrities’ and not keep their private lives private then they need to be prepared for these kind of repercussions.

Finally, I’d like to wish Rebecca every success with her modeling career.
I’m quite shocked, having read your piece on Rebecca Morris, not at her behavior, but at that of the police force. I can’t believe that in this day and age people can be so narrow-minded and negative about her our-of-hours activities. This is in an age where the icons which the youth look to for inspiration (celebrities, pop stars, footballers, politicians, end even the press itself) seem to be able to get away with anything from posting sex videos on the internet, to adultery, to at best immoral if not illegal activities. Now I appreciate that she has made the decision to resign from her position as a PCSO, however I’m sure that her superiors will have had an involvement in encouraging her to leave. This, I see as fundamentally wrong. What Ms Morris has been up to isn’t any of those, it’s simply supplementing her income with a little risqué (as far as I can see not illegal in any way) glamour photographs. It’s this kind of unreasonable, negative reaction by her colleagues and seniors which is giving the message that attractively dressed women are nothing more than sex objects, and therefore incapable of doing such an important job in the community. The police force are getting a lot of ‘stick’ right now from all areas of the community. Perhaps taking a more pragmatic view on her alternative interests would have resulted in some positive PR for the police, particular with the youth. Then there is the issue of ‘facebook’. People need to be aware that what’s posted online needs to be career focused, or needs to remain anonymous. Rightly or wrongly, if people want to be ‘bedroom celebrities’ and not keep their private lives private then they need to be prepared for these kind of repercussions. Finally, I’d like to wish Rebecca every success with her modeling career. [feel free to publish this comment in print] stevecrozier
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