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    Jan 22, 2015

    Meet 'model' officer in the flesh

    HE HAS appeared as a standee of a police officer warning the public against shoplifting and melting hearts in the process.

    Now, one Instagram user has managed to get a photo taken with the officer in real life, with many netizens giving her the thumbs up.

    Instagram user tessjwy posted a picture on Friday of herself with the officer in the "Shop theft is a crime" standee, and the photo has since garnered 200 likes on Instagram and over 2,000 retweets on Twitter.

    She said the photo was taken at a Criminal Investigation Department appreciation event, Shin Min Daily News reported yesterday.

    The standee has popped up in stores around Singapore, and many people have taken photos of themselves imitating the officer's pose and stern expression.

    A life-sized policeman standee was unveiled on Nov 30, 2013, as part of the Festive Season Crime Prevention Campaign by the National Crime Prevention Council.