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Old 08-31-2013, 8:39 PM
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Question for the LEO's out there, what are your tattoo policies? Is it like the military where it can't be seen in your service uniforms or is it a zero tolerance type thing?
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Old 08-31-2013, 8:49 PM
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Every agency is different, and will have a different policy...
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Old 08-31-2013, 8:52 PM
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I believe most are can't be seen in a regular uniform.

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Old 08-31-2013, 9:01 PM
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LASD: no visible tattoos while on duty. Must be covered.

One of my old partners has to wear long sleeves, even in summer, to coverup his "USMC" tattoo on his forearm.
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Old 09-01-2013, 5:45 PM
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Long beach PD has a "grandfather" policy. Anyone hired after 2003 have to cover them up. Both of my arms are sleeved and I'm grandfathered in, however, I cover them up. It's just plain perfessional.
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My agency does not allow visible tattoos while in uniform.
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Old 09-01-2013, 7:44 PM
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CHP is long sleeves also if on arms. Had to ask a chippy one 101 degree day why he was wearing long sleeves.
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My department has a policy of no visible tattoos while on duty. There's a lot of departments out here in CO that don't care if tattoos are visible so long as they are not offensive.
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My department has no tattoo policy and nothing states that any tattoo must be covered.
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Old 09-02-2013, 2:12 AM
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Depends on where you want to work. Many agencies here in California will want your tattoos covered. Definitely inquire if it means alot to you...
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<<<No visible tattoos in my agency as well. (SoCal)
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SJPD's came up with a tattoo policy about 4 years ago. Only 3 or so officers were grandfathered in, most of those had USMC type tattoos.

I want to go full sleeve on one arm, but I'll wait until I'm no longer working. For now my back and chest are blasted.

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This was discussed at length not long ago in this forum. Including multiple agency policies.
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CHP is long sleeves also if on arms. Had to ask a chippy one 101 degree day why he was wearing long sleeves.
Or you can wear a flesh colored bandage over it.

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Old 09-03-2013, 7:16 PM
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Our policy allows visible tattoos just as long as they are not "offensive" but what is considered offensive is not defined.

I have several visible tattoos and only wear short sleeves (even in the winter). The only time I cover them up is when I go to court.
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Would wearing this product be considered "covered up" under policy policy?

http://www.tatjacket.com/cover-up-sleeves.html




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Old 09-04-2013, 5:22 PM
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I'm sleeved and tried the Tat-Jacket. They are approved by my dept. I ended up hating them because they use rubber band material for the grip part. I know use Under Armor and LOVE them. You can find them at Big-5 or any bicycle store.
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Thanks for all of the responses, I was more worried about an auto dq if I had a tattoo at all.
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