Cop Returns To Work After Being Told To Choose Between Modelling And Policing
A police officer in Germany has returned to work after reportedly being forced to choose between her job and modelling on Instagram.
Adrienne Koleszar, 34, is an officer in Dresden, Saxony, but has been on sabbatical for the past six months, travelling to Miami, New York, Dubai, Amsterdam and Cape Town. Her bosses have previously told her to choose between her job and modelling, the Daily Mail reports.
In a video shared with her 643,000 Instagram followers, she said she had been told to cut down on her posts, but that she would be returning to the force.
She said: "I'm going to work. I'm going back on the beat, I'm putting my uniform on.
"I'm looking forward to January, even though I know it'll be a very difficult month. I don't have to give anything up.
"I'll still be on Instagram on social media - of course not as much as in the last six months but I'll still be just as present as I was before 1 July.
"Of course I had to consider whether I would go back on 1 January and whether I wanted to.
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"That's a decision I had to make for myself, because it's no secret that the half-year was a time when I thought about where I'm going.
"Am I happy with that I'm doing at the moment? Am I unhappy and do I need to change anything? It wasn't really any more than that."
She also shared a picture of herself donning her uniform on New Year's Day... which presumably didn't exactly reassure her bosses that she was taking the whole cutting down on Instagram posts thing that seriously.
The state of Saxony is currently suffering from a huge deficit in police personnel and is aiming to recruit 1,000 new officers, according to the Sun.
The newspaper also claims that Arienne earns a salary of €2,700 (£2,405 / $3,100) a month in her role - though it is unclear how much money she makes from modelling and sponsorship deals.
But Arienne claims the sizeable social media following she has garnered through her modelling will not affect her ability to do her job.
She said: "I've never been treated without respect because I'm the Adrienne you can see on the Internet.
"I have no fear about returning to my duty, being on patrol and working my shifts. I'm convinced it won't hinder my work."
Whether she can hold back on those Instagram posts though is a different question.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/adrienne_koleszar