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Male Uniformed Employees hair will not extrude more than --- inches from the scalp. Hair will not cover more than---- inch of the ear from the top and any part of the collar.



Hair shall be worn neatly and in a style and color that promotes a conservative and professional image. Hairstyles that present an unprofessional or non-businesslike appearance are not permitted. This includes but is not limited to:

haircuts with unusual shapes or designer (fads), shaved areas on the scalp such as letters, words, numbers or designs, lines, Mohawks, tails, glitter, paint, hairnets, excessive beads or ornaments. In addition, uniformed employees are prohibited from spikes, dreadlocks, beads, ornaments or braids/ponytails (males only) while in uniform.


Females are permitted braided hair if it is styled

in an upward sweep or bun


Hair, if colored, dyed, or tinted, shall be of a natural color or mimic ----- -------. Unnatural hair coloring such as -----, ------,------,-----, ---- or ----is prohibited.

natural shades
gold, pink, blue, orange, green or fluorescent colors


Sideburns policy

Sideburns will not extend beyond the lowest part of the ear and not flare at the base. Sideburns will not connect with moustaches.


Mustache policy

Neatly trimmed moustaches may be worn, but will not extend more than 1/2" beyond the corners of the mouth or extend over the upper lip.


Beard and goatee policy

Beards and goatees will be prohibited for all sworn employees while in uniform, including specialty unit uniforms. Non-sworn uniformed male employees may maintain neatly trimmed beards and goatees at the discretion of the Department Executive Directors. The only exceptions are for employees who have been approved for a medical exemption.


Employee requesting a medical exemption for beards or goatees must complete the:

Medical Exemption Request Form (BSO A#163). If an exemption is approved, no facial/neck hair shall be shaved, manicured, styled or outlined nor exceed 1/4 inch in length.


All employees (with the exception of employees with an approved medical exemption) that may be required to wear respiratory protection as a condition of their employment shall not have beards or other facial hair which negates the effectiveness of the respirator/self contained breathing apparatus in accordance with

OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.134.


Sworn female hair policy

For sworn female employees, hair may not extend below the shoulders, and must be styled in an upward sweep or bun if the length exceeds the shoulders.


Non-sworn uniformed female hair policy

Non-sworn uniformed employees are permitted to display a more relaxed/neatly maintained hair style.


Non uniformed employees hair and beards

Nonuniformed Employees:
A) Hair will be kept neatly groomed.
B Neatly trimmed beards and mustaches will be allowed.


For uniformed employees and employees who have direct contact with patients and/or inmates,fingernail policy

fingernails shall not extend beyond the fingertip for males or exceed more than 1⁄4 inch from the end of the finger for females.


For non-uniformed employees, fingernail policy:
Issues between employees and supervisors with this issue should be resolved how?

For non-uniformed employees, fingernails will be kept neat and trim and at a length that does not interfere with the proper performance of his/her job duties. Nail color with conservative shades are permitted. Issues between employees and supervisors should be resolved at the command level. If resolution is not reached at the command level, the Human Resources (HR) director will be consulted and resolve the matter.


Perfumes, Colognes, Scented Products policy
Supervisors will address issues regarding sensitivity and/or allergic reactions to fragrances how.

-Perfumes, Colognes, Scented Products: Due to sensitivities and/or allergic reactions to perfumes, colognes and/or certain scented products, fragrances that could be distracting or offensive to others shall be avoided. Perfumes, colognes, and/or scented products may be prohibited in work locations if necessary to accommodate employees or clients.
-Supervisors will address issues regarding sensitivity and/or allergic reactions to fragrances on a case-by-case basis.


Jewelry that does not project a positive business image such as numerous and large rings or bulky bracelets

will not be worn by on-duty employees.


Uniformed employees will be prohibited from wearing any type of jewelry

above the neckline.


Jewelry worn as neckwear by uniformed employees will not be

visible to the public


Employees will not be reimbursed for any loss or damage to their jewelry, unless

such reimbursement is contractually covered in a collective bargaining agreement.


includes but is not limited to, tattoos, brands, body mutilation, and body and tongue piercing. It does not include the normal piercing of the lower ear lobe.

Body Ornamentation


: For purposes of this policy, includes decorative veneers or caps with metallic-colored coverings like gold, platinum, or similar colors. Also includes letters, jewels, designs, etc. This does not include natural-colored caps, veneers, or metallic-colored fillings used for commonly accepted medical or dental purposes.

Dental Ornamentation


Dental ornamentation is

not permitted.


Excessive tattoos/body art/brands will not be exposed or visible (includes visible through the uniform) while in uniform. Excessive is defined as any tattoo/body art/brands that exceed

1/4 of the exposed body part


is responsible for determining the appropriate professional image and acceptability of tattoos/body art/brands displayed by employees in uniform.

The Human Resources director


Employees with tattoos/body art/brands not meeting an acceptable professional image will be required to:

Maintain complete coverage of the tattoos/body art/brands using current uniform items (e.g. long-sleeved shirt, slacks, etc.); use commercially available tattoo/body art/brand covers; or wear a long-sleeve form fitting undershirt (i.e., fitted wicking athletic style) the same color as the uniform shirt or remove the tattoos/body art/brands.


Tattoos/body art/brands on the torso area of the body shall not be

visible through uniform clothing.


Some existing tattoos/body art/brands that are not extremist, indecent, sexist, or racist, but are visible in uniform may be authorized at the discretion of the employee’s ------- via chain of command to the employee’s ------- for final approval and forwarded with photographs to HR for filing in the employees personnel file. Discrepancies will be resolved by ----------. The decision of HR director is final. The resolution and ------ will be placed in the employee’s personnel file for the purpose of grandfathering the body ornamentation

2)Executive Director
3)The human resources director


Existing Employees who obtain new tattoos/body art/brands not meeting the standards after the implementation of this policy are required to maintain complete coverage of the tattoos/body art/brands or initiate tattoos/body art/brands removal at their own expense upon ---- day written notification by the Human Resources director. Employees failing to cover, remove or alter unauthorized tattoos/body art/brands in a timely manner will be subject to ---

ninety (90) day
disciplinary action.


Business Professional Attire:

Consist of the Class A uniform or civilian dress clothing (i.e., coat and tie, dress, slacks, skirt and blouse).


Business Casual Attire:

May consist of a collared shirt and slacks and/or a knit top.k