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NY cop who moonlights as lingerie, swimsuit model walks in 1st NY Fashion Week

Samantha Sepulveda says she’s still "the No. 1 summons issuer"

By PoliceOne Staff

NEW YORK — An officer who captured the attention of the public after posting photos of her lingerie and swimsuit shoots on Instagram has walked in her first New York Fashion Week show.

Samantha Sepulveda, a seven-year veteran of the force, walked in designer Azulant Akora’s bridal show Friday, the New York Post reported

“That was so exhilarating!” Sepulveda said. “It was a different kind of adrenaline pump.”

In January, Newsday reported Sepulveda had the full backing of the mayor and her department to moonlight as a model. She said she began modeling almost three years ago and they were aware of her Instagram photos. 

“Samantha appropriately executes her responsibilities as a law enforcement officer and is well-respected by the community and peers,” Mayor Robert Kennedy told Newsday at the time. “Many police officers have legal businesses and Officer Sepulveda is entitled to the same opportunity.”

Sepulveda, 33, told the Post that since news of her side gig went public, the people on her beat are “a lot nicer because they feel they know me. I’m not just a jerk cop.” 

But the warm reception doesn’t mean she’s gone soft,  she’s still “the No. 1 summons issuer.”

Sepulveda said she plans to pursue more international modeling and is looking into acting or reality TV. But for now, she said she is focused on keeping the streets of Freeport safe.

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