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7:29 PM Mon, Nov. 12th

PVPD fighting cancer with beards, nails, jeans

Not only does the Prescott Valley Police Department fight crime, it also fights cancer.

PVPD policies have a strict uniform policy, such as, men must have clean-shaven faces (except for mustaches), women must have no colored fingernail polish, and no jeans will be worn on duty. However, for the month of November, these restrictions are lifted.

For men, it’s called “No Shave November.” The only restrictions will be that facial hair will be neatly groomed and maintained (no Grizzly Adams beards).

For women, it’s called “Nails for No Cancer.”

For both men and women, a new program has been added, called “Jeans for No Cancer.” The jeans must be professional-looking (i.e., no rips, stains, tears, fraying holes, etc.).

Participating personnel will make a financial donation, which will go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life 2019.

Those participating in the programs will wear pins, making the public aware of employee charity efforts as well as informing the community as to why police personnel are breaking uniform policy.

Every November the police department personnel make a month-long commitment to support anti-cancer efforts. This year’s program will run through Nov. 30.

Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies.