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Pennsylvania Police Union Loses in Fight Over Tattoos

The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police lost in its bid to defend officers who have visible tattoos that some might construe as offensive following an incident in which an officer was seen in a short-sleeve uniform shirt revealing a tattoo some argued was a Nazi symbol.

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Virginia Department Loosens Rules on Beards and Tattoos

The Norfolk (VA) Police Department announced on Monday that it is ending its restrictions on full facial hair and visible tattoos.

California Department's Recruitment Push on Facebook Gets Unexpected Attention

The Upland (CA) Police Department was trying to get the message across that the agency welcomes recruits with visible "sleeve" tattoos—which some agencies still refuse to consider—when they  posted a picture on Facebook, but the online response was not exactly what they expected.

FBI Investigating Deputy "Gangs" in LA County Sheriff’s Department

The FBI is investigating a secret society of tattooed deputies in East Los Angeles as well as similar gang-like groups elsewhere within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Tattoos Help Public Safety Officials Identify Bodies

A breakthrough in identifying the body came once it was examined at the morgue. During this time, the coroner noted a green shamrock tattoo on the man...

California Department Now Allows Officers to Display Tattoos on Duty

Officers with the Pittsburg (CA) Police Department can now display tattoos on duty as the chief of the department says the ban on visible tattoos had become outdated.

Texas Department Relaxes Policy on Tattooed Officers

The Corinth (TX) Police Department has loosened its policy on tattoos for its officers.

Man Who Killed Texas Police Officer Had 'RIP COPS' Tattoo

An autopsy shows a man who killed one San Antonio police officer and wounded another had opiates in his body and a tattoo of a tombstone on his wrist reading "RIP COPS."

Philly Police Implementing First Tattoo Policy

Directive 6.7 is scheduled to take effect March 1 and will prohibit Philadelphia officers from having any tattoos that are "offensive, extremist, indecent, racist or sexist while on duty," according to a copy of the policy.

Philly Officer Accused of Having Tattoos with “Nazi” Symbolism

The Police Department also said its Internal Affairs unit would review the photo, which was circulated on Twitter Wednesday night by a woman who has posted many anti-police tweets.