This month you will see officers with the Green Bay Police Department sporting facial hair. It’s all to raise awareness for cancer during what’s known as “No Shave November.”
On Sunday, the department posted a note on its Facebook Page explaining all the money raised will go to support Special Olympics.
“Special Olympics is dear to law enforcement, it’s one of those things that we find important to connect with those special athletes,” said Lieutenant Chad Ramos.
This is the first year the police department will participate in the event. Officers will pay $25 dollars to grow a goatee and $50 dollars to grow a full beard.
“For a lot of people this time of the year there is a lot of hunting going on and officers every year want to be able to grow out their hair for those traditions. Us allowing them to do that for the month of November, allowing the facial hair to grow out and a donation to Special Olympics, it’s a win for everybody,” Ramos said.
He added at the end of the month the department will pick a Special Olympic athlete to judge which officer grew the best facial hair.
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