Officers show off arresting ’taches
IT SEEMS the Fuzz has adopted a fuzz of its own with the upper lip of many a police officer taking on a new identity of the hairy kind.
But Sergeant Darren Williams of Maclean Police Station said the handlebars, pencil-thin wisps and full-blown Chopper Read moustaches weren't their latest fashion accessory, rather for a good cause.
"We've signed up to the Movember campaign to get men out there talking about prostate cancer and men's health," Sgt Williams said.
"There is this big stigma about prostate cancer that blokes don't talk about it because it's embarrassing.
"The whole idea is to get them talking about it and realising that we're not 10-feet tall and bulletproof."
Sgt Williams warned the public that the 12 officers on the Movember case were looking "a little scruffy" as they stepped into day five of the challenge.
"We don't want people thinking we're bums or have poor grooming efforts; we're doing it for a cause!" he said.
Of the dozen smooth-faced men, some had a little more trouble sprouting facial hair than others.
"A couple of them couldn't grow a moustache if they put fertiliser on it, and some of us are showing our age with grey hair sprouting up," Sgt Williams said.
Rumours are that Senior Constable Jeff Healy is starting to take on a Luigi-type persona, but only time will tell who can grow the best moustache of all.
The police officers will have their final photo shoot on November 30.
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