Murfreeboro PD Take on ‘No Shave November’


Officers grow out beards for charity

Murfreesboro police officers and detectives will again participate in the American Cancer Society’s
“No Shave November”. The goal of No-Shave November is “to grow cancer awareness and raise
funds to support cancer prevention, research and education.” The ACS encourages participants to
“donate the money usually spent on shaving and grooming for a month to support life-saving
research.” More information and a link for donations can be found at

In support of this effort, participating officers and detectives will be donating money to the American
Cancer Society in order for the Chief of Police to waive the Department’s policy regarding shaving
during the month of November.

Since the officers participating are always in contact with the public, they hope to spread
awareness of the fundraiser and the needs of the American Cancer Society just by being visible in
public with their bearded faces.
The Department believes this will not affect an officer’s ability to perform their duties and officers
will have restrictions that will allow them to be safe while growing the beard. Chief Karl Durr stated:
“If you see an officer in the field looking a bit scruffy, don’t worry, they are growing their beards for
a good cause and they will be back to smooth faces December 1st.”

At the conclusion of the 2015 campaign, officers raised over $1,500 for the American Cancer
Officers from each shift and division will also nominate an officer with the best beard to participate
in a “Beard-off” to be considered for the “Best Beard Award”.
“Police Officers serve our community in many ways, but this event is special because it is a month
of raising awareness and funds to support the American Cancer Society,” said Chief Durr.

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