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The police officer, who has changed her sex

26 February 2014 / 12:02:39  GRReporter
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"I am proud of my choice, which was fully conscious. I would like to continue to be a member of the police and to duly perform my duties with dignity," a colleague of the traffic police officers in Attica told them before deciding to undergo surgery to change her sex. After spending 30 years in the "wrong body", policewoman "Nikki" (the name is fictitious – editor’s note) had decided to listen to her mind, as reported by the Greek Ethnos newspaper.

Last year she went abroad where she underwent complicated surgery to become a man. When she returned to Athens, she triggered all procedures to change her identity card and now she is on the lists of police shifts under a new, male name.

The first case of a change of sex among police officers has shocked the general staff of the police who does not approve of "Nikki’s" decision and has to decide on how to act in connection with the case, as reported by sources of Ethnos.

"Nikki’s" sick leave has provided the general staff with the necessary time to consider their position. According to sources, the attitudes are different but the final decision is to be taken during the examination by the competent health committee.

The same sources state that "Nikki" is from the island of Crete and she began her career in the police administration of the traffic police in Attica. People close to her indicate that her decision to change her sex was pressing. "Her figure and her appearance were quite masculine and she herself was not feeling well in the women's uniform," one of her colleagues told the Greek edition. "If she had not taken this very important decision, the danger to her mental health would have been enormous," he added.

Despite their initial surprise, "Nikki’s" colleagues speak well of her. All agree that after the surgery "Nikos", as he is called now, looks calmer. According to sources, he has opinions of psychiatrists in private practice who argue that he is capable of having a weapon on him. In order for "Nikos" to remain in the ranks of the police, however, he must pass the examination by the health committee of the police, which is underway.

The article in Ethnos indicates that this is not the first case of sex change in the ranks of the Greek security services. Ten years ago an officer in a military hospital changed his sex and became a woman, changing all his personal documents as well. Despite the attempts at removing him from his job, the employee filed a lawsuit and won it, and is still working in the same position to this day.

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