Nov. 1, 2022
SPD participating in “MOvember,” fundraising for Choose 2 Live
Springfield, Mo. – The Springfield Police Department is allowing and encouraging officers and employees to grow facial hair during November to bring awareness to men’s health issues. MOvember is an annual event encouraging men to make changes to improve their health.
While SPD officers can grow a mustache year-round, beards are only approved during MOvember, which this year also provides an opportunity to support Choose 2 Live, an organization committed to suicide awareness, education, and prevention. To participate in the relaxed grooming standards for the month, SPD officers and employees will donate $1 per day.
The mission of Choose 2 Live aligns closely with the department’s commitment to providing mental health resources to both sworn and non-sworn police employees.
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Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters