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Scuba1_max50

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Posted about 2 years ago

 

 I am a Texas Sheriff's Deputy and have been granted permission to begin some research on agency policies re-guarding tattoos. Our agency currently does not have a set policy but has a temporary policy to cover tattoos until a policy is put in place. I am looking to get copies of policies from any where but primarily in Texas. I am aware that there are many different standards and we are looking to find what others are using and put something together that our agency can work with in all areas and in the hire process.


Any help anyone can give with copies would be great.


 


Please send copies to the below addresses.


 


Thank you,


 


Deputy Allen Turner


 


Email:


allen.turner@co.tom-green.tx.us


 


Address:


Tom Green County Sheriff's Office


c/o Deputy Allen Turner


Mental Health Unit


222 W. Harris Ave,


San Angelo, TX. 76903

Lady_jessie_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

I can tell you that on the Left Coast most agencies have embedded policies that simply say that an officer must cover tats when working. Long sleeve shirts or equivalent have become the norm.


Also, a quick Google search will provide some information.


 


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White_shirt_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

Google is your friend.

Scuba1_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

 Not today. Google is mad at me a refuses to answer questions. LOL Need to change up the wording and try it a few differant ways. Thanks.

Clone_trooper_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

Usually departments have you cover your tattoos. My department has the policy of covering your tattoos with the only exception being the deputies who were "grandfathered in" when the policy was put in place. They aren't required to cover their tattoos so we have a double standard in place. I don't agree with that but...

Scuba1_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 1 year ago

 

When asked to collect the info I was looking for adencies that allowed tats but under policy quide lines. Yeap most agencies, even my new one, prefer long sleaves in 100+ heat. 

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Rate This | Posted about 1 year ago

 

In my agency in Nebraska you could have them anywhere,as long as they were covered.In the three agencies I worked with in Arkansas they were not required to be covered,but nobody had them.

Suit_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 1 year ago

 

 Most agencies I have applied to have the same policy that others have been saying (must be covered).  I think I came a cross one that said nothing below a the short sleeve PERIOD; and I also came across one that had the same as the others but one catch, once hired you can not get any new tattoos (covered or not).

Gods_team_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 1 year ago

 

lkdavis71 says ...



Usually departments have you cover your tattoos. My department has the policy of covering your tattoos with the only exception being the deputies who were "grandfathered in" when the policy was put in place. They aren't required to cover their tattoos so we have a double standard in place. I don't agree with that but...


 


That's the policy where I'm at. Either you're "grandfathered in" or cover up your tatts. 



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