Dover police officers will be sporting a new look for the month of November. In partnership with the Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) Lodge 15 (Dover Police), the Dover Police Department is allowing officers to grow facial hair as a fundraiser for “No-Shave November.” Officers who wish to participate must contribute $30 ($1 per day) that will benefit the Delaware Prostate Cancer Coalition. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Dover Police Department has participated in “No-Shave November.” Officers have raised a combined $7,500 in the previous three years, all benefitting the Delaware Prostate Cancer Coalition.
Participating officers must adhere to the following grooming standards for the month of November:
Beards, whether full or goatees, are authorized; however they must be worn with a mustache. Beards shall be kept clean, neatly trimmed, and present a conservative, professional appearance. Facial hair of any kind that presents any sort of faddish appearance is prohibited. No portion of the beard may be exceptionally longer than the rest, and beard hair length will not exceed 1/4 inch. The neck must remain clean-shaven.