Posted Friday, April 22, 2011 at 2:08 PM
i was wondering if i have full sleeves can i still be a officer for lvmpd,
Thank you for your inquiry. For your convenience, I have inserted a copy of our Personal Appearance Policy for you to review. This policy is accurate as of April 6th, 2011. The advice you received previously is correct, and perhaps this also provide you with more information:
PART 2 PERSONNEL APPEARANCE
ALL DEPARTMENT MEMBERS
While on-duty and/or representing the agency, uniformed or otherwise, all employees of the department will be neat and clean in their appearance in public. Makeup (including nail polish) and hairstyles will be reasonable, conservative and
appropriate to the business environment (not extreme or bizarre). Hair color will be common, natural colors with no unnatural streaking colors.
Jewelry - Neck and hand jewelry may be worn in a tasteful and business-like manner. Male employees will not wear earrings. Females may wear one earring in each earlobe. Female commissioned employees in uniform may wear one (1)earring in each earlobe. They will be matching stud type with the stone or ornamentation not exceeding one-quarter inch
in diameter. Male employees may not wear earrings; however, other neck and hand jewelry may be worn in a tasteful and
business-like manner. Employees are prohibited from attaching, affixing, or displaying objects, articles or jewelry on or through the nose, tongue, eyebrow or other exposed body part (except the ears for females) while on duty. Employees are
prohibited from stretching their earlobes, a process called “gauging.” All jewelry implants will not be exposed or visible while on-duty.
Tattoos - Tattoos or branding will not be exposed or visible while on-duty. Such markings must be covered by clothing. All other markings that cannot be covered by clothing will be covered using make-up, neutral toned bandages or patches.
Employees are prohibited from getting tattoos or any other type of markings on their head, neck, hands, or face.
MALE COMMISSIONED OFFICERS/CADETS/PATROL SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES
Hair will be neat, clean, trimmed, well-groomed, and will not exceed one-half inch below the top of the buttoned shirt collar while standing. Bangs will be cut or styled so that hair will not interfere with vision. Hair on the sides of the head
will be combed so as not to cover more than one-half inch of the outside portion of the ear. Hair color will be as
described above. Shaved designs are prohibited. Wigs and hairpieces must conform to hair requirements stated in this
Sideburns will not extend past the middle of the ear, will not be any wider than one (1) inch at the bottom, and will not be conspicuous in manner and styling. Full or partial beards, goatees, or other facial hair not falling within the criteria of
this regulation will not be permitted.
Commissioned officers (police and/or corrections) may request permission to wear facial hair for those periods of timewhen he is undergoing medical treatment to resolve an active medical condition affecting the face such as infection or
recovery from a surgical procedure. Prior to wearing facial hair not already allowed by policy, approval must be obtained from the Health Manager. Specific direction regarding length and appearance of facial hair will be provided by the
Health Manager based on recommendations from the Medical Director. Upon approval, the officer will be assigned to a non-uniformed position with no public or suspect contact (within the assigned bureau/area command, whenever
possible) until the medical condition requiring such an exemption is under control. It will be the responsibility of the bureau/area commander and the Health Manager to monitor the condition/status every two weeks and return the officer
to regular status as soon as possible. (Note: Monitoring may include observation, discussions with the officer, and may require additional medical evaluation when deemed appropriate.)
Mustaches may be worn neat and trim, and may not extend:
1. Down over the middle of the upper lip;
2. Over one-half inch out past the corners of the mouth;
3. More than one-quarter inch below the corners of the mouth.
Nails will be neatly groomed and not exceed the tip of the finger.
FEMALE COMMISSIONED OFFICERS/CADETS/SUPPORT OPERATIONS REPRESENTATIVES
Hair will be kept neat and clean, well-groomed, and will not exceed one-half inch below the top of the buttoned shirt collar while standing. Bangs will be cut or styled so that hair will not interfere with vision.
Long hair is acceptable, however, while in uniform it will be gathered into a pony tail and fastened securely to the head.
Hair color will be as described above. Shaved designs are prohibited. Hair combs or bands may be worn to secure the
hair, but must be black or brown, without ornamentation, and no longer or wider than two (2) inches. Wigs and hairpieces must conform to hair requirements stated in this regulation.
Cosmetics may be worn in a conservative manner with neutral colors and lightly applied. Nails will be neatly groomed and not exceed one-quarter inch past the tip of the finger. Polish is permissible; however, colors will be in neutral, light
tones without designs.
Exceptions to the standards set forth in this regulation will be upon prior approval of the division commander and will
be approved only for covert or undercover assignments and only for the duration of those assignments.
I hope you find this information beneficial. Feel free to keep in touch with any other concerns or questions.
Officer Thomas Gorton
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department