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CAIR-NY Applauds NYPD Decision to Allow Muslim, Sikh Officers to Wear Beards and Turbans


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CAIR-NY Applauds NYPD Decision to Allow Muslim, Sikh Officers to Wear Beards and Turbans

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

NEW YORK - The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today applauded the New York Police Department's (NYPD's) decision to allow Muslim and Sikh officers to grow out their beards and wear turbans while in uniform.

Under the new policy announced yesterday, officers will be able to grow beards that extend up to half an inch from the face, and may also wear a blue turban with a hat shield. Previously, officers with a medical or religious accommodation were only permitted to grow a beard up to one millimeter in length.

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