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‘I’m going out to get arrested tonight’

Essex Police wanted to raise the profile of safe driving with selfies of Sergeant Kayleigh Webster and PC Daryl Jones.


HOW to generate social media attention.

Step one, get two really good looking people, step two, put them in a Facebook post, and three mention they’re cops.

Cue social media love.

Essex Police baked the perfect winning combination when a post of two of its young and very good looking officers was posted onto its Facebook page.

But not even the force could bank on exactly how much attention its two officers Sergeant Kayleigh Webster and PC Daryl Jones would receive.

Sergeant Kayleigh Webster has been inundated with attention.

Sergeant Kayleigh Webster has been inundated with attention.Source:Twitter

The photo of the officers, pictured in their panda car in Southend on Sunday, has already attracted hundreds of likes, and plenty of media attention, with many commenting how good looking they are.

The post read: “Sergeant Kayleigh Webster and Pc Daryl Jones took time out before a routine patrol to promote #saferdriving with this #seatbeltselfie in #Southend this afternoon.”

The force, which wanted to draw attention to its safe driving campaign, chose the pair in a sure fire winner to attract attention.

And the post certainly attracted that along with a raft of adoring comments as well.

PC Daryl Jones only joined Twitter this month.

PC Daryl Jones only joined Twitter this month.Source:Twitter

Emjs Goodson posted: “Are you sure they are coppers They both look like models. :-)”

Ryan Berridge wrote: “Phwoooooar! Two very good looking coppers right there!” while Rodrigo Munoz Orizola said: “I’m driving without license pliisss arrest me Kayleigh”

There were also plenty of arrest jokes from those who said they would be happy for the officers to take their details.

Kirsty Louise Bell posted: “Wouldn’t mind getting arrested by him” while Melanie Grice explained her feelings by posting: “I’m going out to get arrested tonight.”

The police officers also attracted attention on Twitter.

Sgt Webster later tweeted she has been surprised by all the attention and she was pleased more awareness was being raised for safer driving.

The pair only joined Twitter this month and have already gained more than 400 followers each.

It wouldn’t be the first time good-looking officers have garnered attention from the internet.

NYPD officer Mike Counihan found himself an unlikely social media star after his rugged good looks attracted a fair bit of attention on social media.

The 175cm officer also became famous for his motivational Instagram account, which follows the Bronx-based officer’s impressive fitness regimen.

New York police officer Mike Counihan also generated a tremendous amount of attention. Picture: Matt Young

New York police officer Mike Counihan also generated a tremendous amount of attention. Picture: Matt YoungSource:Supplied