Amid Hiring Crisis, Police Are Allowing Beards, Tattoos

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Eager for a more diverse applicant pool amid a hiring crisis, police departments are relaxing grooming standards and getting away from rules that used to require a uniformly clean-shaven, 1950s look, the Associated Press reports. More officers have beards, tattoos inked on their forearms, or religious head coverings like hijabs and turbans in place of or tucked beneath their blue caps. "My . . .

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