Officers at the Beckley Police Department are finally able to put away their razors.
Deputy Chief of Police Jake Corey said they are turning No-Shave November into a friendly competition to raise money for West Virginia Kids Cancer Crusaders.
“Basically we’ve stopped our shaving policy for this month and we’ve allowed certain officers who bought into the program for $25,” Corey said. “We’re going to allow them to raise money for this great charity.”
Each officer participating will let their beards grow out until December 6. Locals can cast their votes for a “best beard” or “favorite beard” competition promoted on-line in an effort to raise additional money and cancer awareness in the community.
Detective Sergeant Frank Priddy said the goal is to let officers embrace their hair, which many cancer patients lose.
“It’s fair to say that there’s no one out there that doesn’t know someone affected by cancer so it’s a great cause,” Priddy stressed.
A dollar equals one vote for whichever officer a person chooses.To vote for a favorite officer or officers for the best beard, make an on-line monetary donation at www.bpdcancercrusaders.com.