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Hollis Police Department does have a tattoo policy, which is listed below. This
policy applies to all potential new hires and there is no waiver.
The Hollis Police Department does have a tattoo policy, which is listed below. This policy applies to all potential new hires and there is no waiver.
1. Tattoos/branding/intentional scarring must be covered by the authorized uniform issued by the Hollis Police Department or approved on-duty plainclothes.
2. Any tattoos/branding/intentional scarring on the face, head, neck, hands, exposed arms and exposed legs are prohibited. Exposed arms is defined as visible below the sleeve length of the uniform summer shirt or visible below the sleeve length of a summer shirt worn by plainclothes employees and non-sworn employees.
3. The concealing of tattoos/branding/intentional scarring through the use of Band-Aids, bandages or other such coverings shall not be allowed.
4. An exception is made for any current employee having an existing
visible tattoo prior to the effective date, provided such
tattoos/branding/intentional scarring is acceptable. Acceptable is defined
as not morally objectionable, racially oriented or sexually explicit as
determined by the police chief.
All employees who fall under the exception will be required to provide photographic documentation of all existing visible tattoos/branding/intentional scarring. If employees granted an exception have any additional visible tattoos/branding/intentional scarring added, they will then fall under all the requirements of this chapter. All employees granted an exception will be required to cover all their tattoos/branding/intentional scarring while engaged in courtroom testimony. The police chief reserves the right to dictate other circumstances when employees covered under this exception will be required to cover their tattoos/branding/intentional scarring.