NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Police Officer Samantha Sepulveda, 33, is OK with criticism about her side job. The seven-year veteran of the department (she'd like to keep the name of the town she patrols quiet) moonlights as an international lingerie and swimsuit model.
But not everyone is a fan including some fellow officers.
"Overall, they're very supportive. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and if they don't agree with it, I understand, but it's my life. I'm a full-time police officer, I take it serious, but when I'm off I have my personal life and I model," said Sepulveda.
The Dominican-born beauty with an MBA says she doesn't moonlight as a model for the money, but for the opportunities to travel overseas and work with other models and photographers.
"It's two-fold. As a model I'm able to love my body, love my self. As a police officer, I learn to love other people. I need to see the positive in everything and everyone. It's nice to have the duality of the two," said Sepulveda.