Linden Police to Participate in “No Shave November” to Benefit Charity
Police officers are generally recognized by their uniform appearance, but during the month of November the Linden Police Department will relax their normally strict grooming policy to benefit a local charity.
Chief David Hart announced last week that the department has partnered with Linden Police Benevolent Association #42 and the Linden Police Superior Officers Association to participate in “No Shave November” and “Nails for November” to raise funds for the Valerie Fund, a NJ based charity that provides comprehensive health care services for children with cancer and blood disorders.
Officers who make a charitable donation will be allowed to grow out their mustaches, beards, or goatees and female officers will be allowed to paint their fingernails purple for the month of November.
“It will definitely be a different look for us,” said Chief Hart, “but The Valerie Fund is a very worthy cause and we are excited to do our part and bring attention to the issues.”
Participation is voluntary, and Officers may make donations without participating. Members of the public are encouraged to show their support by making a donation.
Checks or money orders made payable to Linden PBA Local 42, RE: Valerie Fund will be accepted at the Police desk any time during the month of November. A receipt will be given for each donation, but unfortunately CASH DONATIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED.