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Police officers to keep tattoos under a vest

Posted at 3:30 pm, October 24, 2012 in News

Police tattoosPut your tats away love! Well, if you’re a police officer at any rate. The Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe has banned coppers from getting visible tattoos because they ‘damage the professional image’ of the force. He also said that employees must register details of any body art with line managers, or risk being thrown out of the force. A memo sent to staff said, ‘Any officer or member of police staff who fails, without reasonable excuse, to declare and register an existing visible tattoo will be liable to disciplinary action.’ Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, John Tully described the policy as a ‘little heavy handed’.  Rebecca Taylor

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