Beginning November 1st, 2019 and running through the end of March, San Luis Police Department officers will be sporting a new look to support a worthy cause.
The No-Shave November program is a national movement that encourages men to raise awareness and funding for cancer-related charities, including the American Cancer Society, non-profit organizations related to domestic violence awareness and local youth organizations among others. Last year the San Luis Police Department collected a little over $1000.00 from the San Luis police officers that participated on this worthy cause. All the donated money was split in separate, but equal amounts and donated to several cancer related charities.
Officers generally have to follow strict rules about facial hair, but these rules will be relaxed a bit this November and it will go through next year to the end of March of 2020. Officers will be allowed to grow neatly trimmed beards and goatees, but will focus on keeping a professional image as they continue serving the community. Chief of Police Richard Jessup adds, “do to the success of last year’s fundraising campaign, our goal is to raise more funds then we did the previous year to assist those organizations that reach into our community on a daily basis.”