I’ve been watching the third season of Underbelly: The Golden Mile and many people I know have said that there is no way the main character Kim could be accepted into the police force when his previous job was as a prostitute. The Underbelly series is based on real life incidents, people and places. The third series is set in the heart of Sydney’s Kings Cross area and sees cops, drug dealers, and nightclub owners living off each other’s pockets.
That got me thinking, the Underbelly series is based on real life incidents, people and places. The third series is set in the heart of Sydney’s Kings Cross area and sees cops, drug dealers, and nightclub owners living off each other’s pockets. The awkward alliance is tolerated on the understanding that no one dies and everyone gets paid. Things start to go downhill when two policewomen join the police team. One is raped by the police and the other, Debbie Webb, becomes a whistleblower, but then the gravy train flows to the top of the NSW police force and she is ostracized.
In the series, Webb befriends prostitute Kim Hollingsworth and one scene shows them sunbathing naked on a Sydney beach. The two are disgusted with corruption and work to bring justice to the Kings Cross Police and help with the Royal Commission to the NSW Police. Hollingsworth quits the game and enrolls in the police academy. Shortly after passing the entrance exam, you are asked to help some officers open their own brothel. This is where we are today, Hollingsworth goes undercover to get evidence on bad cops.
Could this really happen? Well the answer is yes. Kim Michelle Hollingsworth (born 1966) was previously a prostitute, police student, and undercover officer. However, she was fired from the NSW Police Academy for not revealing her past life. His ten-year legal battle for reinstatement was ultimately unsuccessful. Thanks to the publicity surrounding Underbelly, she has been featured in Zoo Weekly magazine. Now 44, she still looks totally ravishing in a bikini and would still earn premium dollars for her services. She has definitely emerged victorious after a stormy life in Sydney and now spends her time tending horses on her farm.
So to my question, a prostitute cannot become a police officer, at least not in Australia.