Here's why a number of Greenwich Police officers may now be sporting a "classic mustache."
Police took to social media on March 26, 2020, to inform residents they may see officers sporting a "classic mustache" in response to the spread of the new coronavirus. (Shutterstock) Pictures of goatees without mustache.
GREENWICH, CT — If you've noticed a large number of Greenwich Police officers sporting "Tom Selleck-style" facial hair recently, there is a reason for that. Police took to social media this week to inform residents they may see officers sporting "the classic mustache" in response to the spread of the new coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19.
"Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Greenwich Police Department had to change the facial hair grooming policy," police said on Facebook. "The N-95 masks make a better seal with mustaches only. To better protect the officers, a change was made, so no more beards or goatees."
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The change in facial hair was a big deal for a few officers, as some have had a beard or goatee for over 20 years, according to the post.
"No [officers] complained," police said, "and all took a razor to their face."
Police ask anyone who has facial hair to review the Center for Disease Control's guidelines regarding facial hairstyles and check if their facial hair is compatible with a face mask.
"We hope this made you smile, or maybe giggle a bit," police said. "Stay safe and stay home; GPD and the other first responders in the town got your back."
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