October 30, 2019
We are excited to announce that Matthews Police Officers will once again have the opportunity to participate in “No Shave November”. No Shave November is a concept that was started to help grow men’s health awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free for the entire month. The Matthews Police Department, as many police and military organizations do, have a strict shave policy when it comes to facial hair. The current policy only allows a short, well-groomed mustache. In the spirit of this awareness campaign, Matthews Police Chief Clark A. Pennington has again decided to amend the current policy during the month of November 2019 to allow facial hair in the form of longer mustaches, beards and goatees. However; for officers to be eligible for this policy amendment, each of them must donate $35.00 to the Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Charlotte.
An estimated 164,690 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018, so our agency felt that the Zero Cancer foundation would once again be an excellent choice to donate these proceeds to. This organization is a national nonprofit with several local partners that hosts a run/walk to help fundraising efforts.
For more information regarding this Run/Walk, or to make a donation, please visit: https://bit.ly/2EMbyom
Weekly updates on growth and grooming issues will be provided on the officers that participate. There will be a public vote at the end of November for the officer with the best beard and goatee. These two winners will get a free shave from local Matthews barbers to return them back to policy standards.