Twin sisters who both recently graduated from police college have sent internet commenters into a spin after they were pictured together on social media.
Constables Shawn Walters and Krisieta McQueen are confusing colleagues and criminals alike with their identical looks as people sometimes don’t know which sister they’re talking to.
The 27-year-olds from Waikato in New Zealand have similar personalities and attitudes, are both mothers and they have similar taste in clothes.
Commenters marvelled at the sisters’ similarities after a photo of them was shared to social media.
Krisieta McQueen (left) and Shawn Walters (right) have both recently graduated from police college
Commenters marvelled at the sisters’ similarities after a photo of them was shared to social media
‘Cuff me up now,’ one person said. ‘Keen to get arrested,’ another said.
‘What beautiful looking ladies,’ one commenter posted, while another said they were ‘awesome wahine toa (brave women)’.
Despite their identical genetics, they did not both want to join the police at the same time.
The elder twin, Mrs Walters, who came into the world 30 minutes before Mrs McQueen, was the first to join the force.
When they were young girls, 12 years ago, a group of nasty teens attacked Mrs Walters, thinking she was her sister.
While younger sister Mrs McQueen trained to become a nurse, Mrs Walters was driven to become a police officer by her horrible experience of being beaten up.
As the teens attacked her, kicking her, it was a policeman who protected her by throwing himself over her.
‘I don’t ever want to be that helpless again,’ Mrs Walters said.
The attack left her with the desire to join the police force alongside her husband.
She soon discovered that she loved the work because it gave her an opportunity to help people.
Every day she would be so excited to go to work that her younger sister, Mrs McQueen, wondered what she was missing.
Seeing double: Krisieta McQueen (2nd from right) joined another identical twin, Cameron Sinclair (2nd from left) in graduating to become constables
One night, Mrs McQueen accompanied her twin as she patrolled through the Waikato town of Huntly.
‘People gravitated towards her because she wasn’t intimidating, she was approachable and friendly,’ Mrs McQueen told Stuff.
‘One day I woke up and realised I was super jealous of her job. Then I went, why am I jealous, why don’t I just join?’
Social media exploded with admiration for the good-looking constables
Amazingly this Instagram comment was accurate. Two offenders fleeing the scene of a Waikato burglary once surrendered to Constable Walters, saying: ‘ We saw you miss and didn’t want you to have to chase us.’
Mrs McQueen has now recently graduated to become a constable alongside her sister.
The glamorous constables are not the only identical twins in the New Zealand police force.
Another identical twin, Constable Cameron Sinclair, graduated on the same course as Mrs Walters, to join his brother who is already stationed and working in Auckland.
A third pair of twins, fraternal twins Bronwyn Allen and Kylie Cardon, also both became constables at in Rotorua earlier this year.
‘It must be something in our water,’ a NZ Police spokesperson said.
Walters and McQueen now work out of Hamilton Central Police Station in Waikato, NZ