A new NYPD policy will allow Sikh officers to wear turbans and grow longer beards. (Photo: Sikh Officers Association/Facebook)

A new NYPD policy will allow Sikh officers to wear turbans and grow longer beards. (Photo: Sikh Officers Association/Facebook)

The NYPD will allow observant Sikhs to wear turbans and grow beards up to a half-inch.

Commissioner Jimmy O’Neill announced the new policy at a graduation ceremony Wednesday, modifying a decades-long policy that set beard growth at just one millimeter, the New York Daily News reports.

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