Let me take a selfie: Could you be this Norwich Police Officer’s latest profile picture?

Could you be Sgt Shepherd's new profile picture? Picture: @SgtMarkShepherd

Could you be Sgt Shepherd's new profile picture? Picture: @SgtMarkShepherd - Credit: Archant

A Norwich police officer who raised over £1,000 for Decembeard is back with his latest challenge, and this time he's asking the public to help him with his new profile picture.


Sgt Mark Shepherd, aged 42, gained popularity online in 2016 for his beard on the beat which he decorated with glitter to bring festive cheer to party-goers on Prince of Wales Road during the festive period.

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He tweeted his request on Friday evening to his 3,408 twitter followers: 'Good followers I need a new profile picture.

'I will be out and about on Tuesday on Foot Patrol in Norwich City Centre help with a #SelfiesWithCops.'

Sgt Shepherd, who regularly tweets under the #SelfiesWithCops hashtag, is hoping to improve the relationship between police officers and the public.

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He said: 'I will be out from 0800hrs on Tuesday on foot patrol. I would like to see the good people of Norwich to grab a selfie with cops, and the best one I will use as my twitter profile picture.

'It's all about the community engagement and visible policing. I will post a photo location whilst on patrol to see if anyone comes to see me.'

Follow Sgt Shepherd @SgtMarkShepherd

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