Next time you see a Boise copper with a fuzzy face, chances are he (or she) is not an undercover narc.
Chief Mike Masterson has initiated a deal that allows officers to buy a “goatee license” for $50, allowing them to sport more than those common little black mustaches–all in the name of charity.
The 90 day exemption from the grooming policy prohibiting beards is to show support for a colleague who has been diagnosed with leukemia and raise money on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. So far 56 contributor have donated over $3100 to the L&L Society.
The GUARDIAN obtained Masterson’s internal memo outlining the rules of the game.
·The exemption will apply to all employees regardless of assignment.
·If you plan on participating in this special initiative you will be expected to start the growth on your off duty days.
·Only Goatees allowed.
·Must be neatly trimmed and professional.
·There will be no multiple starts and stops. This special exemption will not become an excuse for not shaving.
·You may make your donation and then choose any time to grow the goatee up until December 31, 2012.
·I will personally handle all inquiries from the public.
·I will also serve as the “grooming appearance judge” during this time period instead of asking dozens of supervisors to apply standards. All questions, comments or concerns will be directed to me for response or resolution.
I realize and respect the varying personal opinions on this topic and would appreciate your support for this one time special initiative honoring those who suffer from this terrible disease, and in working with a community partner like the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in helping to give others a second chance at life.
Now, if they could just grow some hair on their heads…
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