The Highland Park Police Department will participate in the national initiative, “No-Shave November” from November 1 – November 30. During this time police officers will grow their facial hair. The goal of “No-Shave November” is to raise awareness for health issues by growing out hair which many cancer patients lose. Police personnel will make a financial donation to the Highland Park Hospital Kellogg Cancer Foundation. On November 30, the event will come to an official close with a best beard, goatee, mustache and decorated fingernail contest. Community participation is encouraged.
“For the past two years, participants at the Highland Park Police Department have put down their razors to join the fight against cancer and other health issues,” said Police Chief Mark Fleischhauer. “It has been a fun and meaningful tradition. We are proud to do our part locally.”
The practice of growing facial hair, having colored hair, or decorated fingernails is restricted according to Police Department policy. Interim Police Chief Mark Fleischhauer has waived the department’s policy for the entire month of November.
For more information or to make a donation, contact Highland Park Police Benevolent Association President Eric Hernandez at 847.926.1123.