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I like tats I have two but they can be covered. I don't have a problem with them as long they are tastefully.

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Rockobob said:

As long as you don't have any tats that appear in the gang identification manuals (lol) they should be fine. I wouldn't expect to see a tear drop from an officers eye or a pitchfork on his neck. I would have to say that the no tats policy for some dept are ridiculous.

Oh yea lets not forget the "SS" lighting bolts on the neck-those are kinda bad also-someone might think you are a "peckerwood"

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I think tattoos should be considered based on your location, location of tattoo, degree of tattoo and tastefull outlook. If you live and work in a town who's main majority is all mormons then yes there should be rules on visible tattoos but in areas such as Phoenix i do not see a problem with having tastefull and proportionate tattoos. I have seen my fare share of officers with visible tattoos and in an area such as this i dont think most people even look twice at their tats. Just my opinon.


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Offroader21 said:

I think tattoos should be considered based on your location, location of tattoo, degree of tattoo and tastefull outlook. If you live and work in a town who's main majority is all mormons then yes there should be rules on visible tattoos but in areas such as Phoenix i do not see a problem with having tastefull and proportionate tattoos. I have seen my fare share of officers with visible tattoos and in an area such as this i dont think most people even look twice at their tats. Just my opinon.

I tend to agree with you mate, horses for courses. =]


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Our department enacted a policy saying all tats must be covered. In our department (Texas Dept Public Safety) if we wear long sleeves we have to wear a tie. Our policy does not grandfather anybody in, people who have been on for 20 years now must wear long sleeves and tie all 12 months. In August, its hot in Texas. The policy should have been to address new hires.

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I love my tattoo, but its covered by a watch at work. I want another one, but it would not be visible. I would get more if I could, but I agree that they should not be visible at work, unless you are working undercover and it may help establish your character. In regular uniform, they should be covered...however I would have to agree that long sleeves in summer might be a little ridiculous.....


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Trudy_520 said:

Im 16 years old and have a few tattoos and i have some one my wrists and this was way before i new what i wanted to do when i got older does anyone thing this could harm my chances of becoming a FBI agent or getting into anything in law enforcment

The FBI is extremely conservative as are most other federal jobs. By the time you are old enough to apply, things may change.

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The tattoo's may not be professional but give me an officer with tattoo's as back up over a fat one any day. Tattoo's don't effect job performance.


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The tattoo's may not be professional but give me an officer with tattoo's as back up over a fat one any day. Tattoo's don't effect job performance.

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I would say that the tattoo's would be okay to be visible if they are tastfull and not offensive.  To many of them may be a problem as well.


 


I my self have two of them, one dog paw on each forearm and they are thier because I was in k9 so for me they have relevance to my life and my selected career.

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Tattoos should not be visiable while an Officer is on duty. Officer's appearance should be one of a highly professional image to the public. Each officers personal appearance contributes to that image. Officer's appearance is important to make the best possible first impression. The Officer's professional appearance represents, authority, self confidence, and lets the public know that department has rules and regulations. Botton line a tattoo just doesn't look professional.

And you are whom? Thanks for your OPINION.  Do you frequently walk into other people's house and offer your opinion without an introduction?


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Gone says ...


Hey Chief, you wouldn't happen to have the military's SOP on Tattoos handy would ya? I've been getting surrounding agencies tattoo policy sent to me so I can see what the "norm" is around our area.... (copy/paste) would be nice or send it through e-mail....thanks... oh, and found a case law on this specific issue the other day....I believe it was Riggs vs. Ft. Worth
Gone.  Google the following for individual services Tattoo Policy. 
NAVADMIN 110/06
MARADMIN 198/07
ARMY AR 670-1
Air Force AFI 36-2903
Being a Master At Arms in the Navy, Uniform Regs are one of our many specialities.   I can't speak for the other services. 
Navy policy stipulates that any tattoo/body art/brand that is obscene, sexually explicit or advocates discrimination of any sort is prohibited. Administrative separation could result for personnel disregarding this guidance.


Four criteria have been issued to commanders to assist them in determining whether a tattoo, body art or brand should be permitted: content, location, size and whether the item is required for cosmetic purposes.


Location is as important as the content of the tattoo. Tattoos/body art/brands cannot be visible through the white uniform and cannot be on the head, face, neck or scalp regions. Items on the lower arm can be no larger than the wearer’s hand, fingers closed.

Waivers for pre-existing conditions will be considered on a case-by-case basis by local commanders. They have discretion to determine whether removal is required, but items may be waived if they are not prejudicial to good order, discipline and morale.


Even if body art/tattoos/branding/mutilation occurred prior to the Navy’s original guidance released in January 2003, commanders still have the option to recommend separation if medical authorities determine removal is not feasible.


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Some of you people on here are amazingly close minded in regards to the idea of a "professional LEO". I have been a police officer for 10 years at a metropolitan police department in Georgia (read Bible Belt) . I have full sleeves of tattoos and practically have a bodysuit of tattoos, and the only negative comments I have ever received were from administration. I respect my Chiefs decision regarding long sleeves even though it came after almost 5 years of service. However I have worked in all aspects of law enforcement including narcotics, crime suppression units, patrol, high risk warrants and even school crossing and I don't blieve my tattoos have ever affected the way I carry myself as a professional law enforcement officer. ..I guess my message for prospective employers would be to not overlook the men and women simply because of tattoos. The unknown is not to be feared.

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I have 2 tattoos, although they are not visible. I don't think that have tattoos should keep you from being hired as a Law Enforcement Officer. I think that a lot of departments are starting to change up their policys. When I was in school, if you had tattoos on your arms, they made you wear your long sleeves all year. It may be unfair, but you have to do what you have to do. And I suppose if you will have a problem with conforming to rules and department policy, LE may not be the profession for you.

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hey there :)


I currently have one tattoo (not visible), but am planning on getting more. I don't know if this question has been answered yet, but would a department allow for one of those skin sleeve things to be used, rather than the actual long sleeve shirt?  i found this sleeve thing on this website: http://www.chiefsupply.com/images/products/600/tatjacket.jpg">http://www.chiefsupply.com/products_zoom.asp?find=http://www.chiefsupply.com/images/products/600/tatjacket.jpg but so far, I have only heard about officers having to wear the long sleeves only. Or is it up to each department? Thanks :)

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I am an Officer that has tattoo's, I like having them and the only one you can see when I wear my uniform is my Marine Corp tattoo. As long as its not to much or naked chicks who cares

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 Saw an L.E.O.  in Pittsburgh once with FULL SLEEVES. Thought it looked Cool. 

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iBreezy says ...



hey there :)


I currently have one tattoo (not visible), but am planning on getting more. I don't know if this question has been answered yet, but would a department allow for one of those skin sleeve things to be used, rather than the actual long sleeve shirt?  i found this sleeve thing on this website: http://www.chiefsupply.com/images/products/600/tatjacket.jpg">http://www.chiefsupply.com/products_zoom.asp?find=http://www.chiefsupply.com/images/products/600/tatjacket.jpg but so far, I have only heard about officers having to wear the long sleeves only. Or is it up to each department? Thanks :)



Up to each department. Each department has its own policy on tattoos. Most policies either dictate visible tattoos allowed or not allowed. There aren't too many out there that actually dictate if they are not allowed, how it should be covered. Management will decide.


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I would be concerned about any Officer who was willing to quickly give up his or her rights to do as they wish off-duty over concerns about the perception of the command staff. If you would roll over and allow the department to dictate your lawful off-duty actions in that manner what makes you a strong supporter and defender of the rights of those you are sworn to protect? We are Officers yes, but we still have the same rights to free speech and self expression that the general public does IMHO. If you have a solid Officer with a clean background and a degree who cares if they have any tatts??


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FTW? WTF? Homeboy needs some EAP. Thought only Bikers and young kids had that tattoo.

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FTW? WTF? Homeboy needs some EAP. Thought only Bikers and young kids had that tattoo.

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To be safe, if I were to get any visible tattoos, I would just cover them to nullify any negative repercussions. I prefer long-sleeve in general to short, but I would find wearing a tie slightly ridiculous. For a 9 to 5, they work, but I wouldn't be particularly fond of wearing one while on-duty. But that's just my opinion.

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i think tattoos are fine. i have 6 total, 2 visible in short sleeves. as long as its not offensive, i dont have a problem with it.


our department states that as long as it is no offensive to anyone it is acceptable.


i do however feel that eventually we will be required to wear long sleeves if the tattoos are visible.

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I dont like them on football players, muscians, cops or anyone else. Just dont understand the fixation.

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You know the difference between people with tattoos and people without?  People with tattoo's don't judge people because they don't have them.


 


Saw that on a bumper sticker once. 


Personally I have 3 tattoos that are visible in a SS shirt, got them all in the military.  None of them are lewd or offensive blah blah, but I've never had anyone bring them up to myself or my chain when I was performing my duties in uniform with my sleeves up. 

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Well said. I could not agree more... this profession of ours is starting to become a popularity contest, and  if one person does not like something,  well Holy Sh*t they must be  a criminal or a terrorist.

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You know the difference between people with tattoos and people without?  People with tattoo's don't judge people because they don't have them.


 


Saw that on a bumper sticker once. 


Personally I have 3 tattoos that are visible in a SS shirt, got them all in the military.  None of them are lewd or offensive blah blah, but I've never had anyone bring them up to myself or my chain when I was performing my duties in uniform with my sleeves up. Thank you!!!!!!!!


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I have several tattoos, strategically placed within the uniform lines.  My department has a regulation/policy that tatts have to be covered while in uniform.  Of course, we can wear short or long sleave whenever we want.


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i have 2 short sleeves and a single word on the inside part of my wrist. thankfully they are not visible while wearing a short sleave and a watch covers the one on my wrist. i had them done with the workplace in mind, but if anything wait to get further ones once hired. i've seen plenty of cops with tattoos everywhere on their body in new york, even those big wholed earrings. still i think thats over the top.

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There is nothing about my tattoos that stop me from performing my duties. I say let them be

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