Home Training Recruiting NYPD Introduces New Dress Code For Sikh Officers

NYPD Introduces New Dress Code For Sikh Officers

NYPD Introduces New Dress Code For Sikh Officers
12
0

CBS New York reports that the NYPD has changed their uniform policy to reflect the growing diversity of the city, according to Commissioner James O’Neill.

Wearing a turban is a religious requirement for Sikh men. Now, instead of fitting one uncomfortably beneath their department issued cap, Sikh police officers can simply place their shield on the turban. It’s a policy change Commissioner O’Neill says is long overdue.

There are 160 Sikh Officers on the NYPD and it is anticipated that the policy change will help recruit more.

In addition to the policy regarding turbans, 1010 WINS’s Carol D’Auria reported that Sikh men will also be allowed to grow beards up to a half an inch long.

Law Officer Law Officer is the only major law enforcement publication and website owned and operated by law enforcement. This unique facet makes Law Officer much more than just a publishing company but is a true advocate for the profession.