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Fairfield police waives standard grooming policy for November

October 26, 2017

FAIRFIELD — The town’s chief of police has waived the police department’s standard grooming policy for the month of November for a good cause.

The Fairfield Police Department announced Wednesday that officers will be participating in No-Shave November — a non-profit, web-based organization intended to raise awareness and funds for cancer prevention, education and research.

“The goal ... is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose,” the No-Shave November website said.

Fairfield police Chief Gary MacNamara authorized members of the department to participate in the event by waiving “the standard grooming policy during the month of November in order to allow officers to grow facial hair in support of this national campaign,” a statement said.

In order to support the fundraising efforts, the members of the police department are encouraged to donate money typically spent on shaving and grooming supplies to cancer awareness and research.

“There’s a good chance that someone you know and love will be affected by this disease,” Fairfield police said in a statement. “Every dollar raised brings us one stop closer in our efforts to fund cancer research and education, help prevent the disease and aid those fighting the battle... Will you join us?”

Those interested in donating can do so at https://no-shave.org/team/fpdct. The department’s goal is $1,500. As of Oct. 25, they had raised 12 percent of their goal at $175.