CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - The Corpus Christi Police
Department is implementing a new policy to require officers to
cover their tattoos while on duty.
Capt. Todd Green said the agency's rules manual didn't include
guidance on tattoos and more people have them than 15 years ago.
Sgt. Mike Staff, president of the Corpus Christi Police Officers
Association, said about 15 percent of the department's 350 officers
will have to wear long-sleeve shirts supplied by the department or
take other action to cover or remove their tattoos.
Staff said the association would like to see a grandfather
clause for officers who already have tattoos. Police Chief Bryan
Smith is considering the proposal.
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