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Richland Police Department Starts No-Shave November Early

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Richland Police take part in No-Shave November Richland Police take part in No-Shave November

RICHLAND, WA - This October and November you might notice a little something different about Richland police officer's as more than half of them will be growing out their beards. Normally referred to as no-shave November the Richland Police Department decided to put down the razor in October. beards are normally against uniform policy but officers are allowed to take part as long as they are supporting United Way.

"Every individual has the opportunity to donate to one of the charities that United Way sponsors but you can target who you want your money to go to, if you want it to stay local that's an option," says Captain Mike Cobb, Richland Police.

Although there is a competition for the best beard officers aren't taking themselves too seriously, saying that the winner is probably the guy who looks the most ridiculous at the end. The police department says that being a part of the community is a big deal and doing this helps to strengthen that relationship.

"It's a fantastic way for people to be engaged and the City of Richland strongly supports the community reaction between all city employees and the people we work for," says Cobb.

If you want to get involved and donate yourself you can click here to head to the United Way website.

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