No Shave November

Posted on Wednesday October 31, 2018
Contact: Officer Tim Aycock
               Public Information Officer
               [email protected]

October 31, 2018

No Shave November is a concept that was started to help grow men’s health awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free for the entire month. The Matthews Police Department, as most police and military organizations do, have a strict shave policy when it comes to facial hair. The Matthews Police Department’s current policy only allows a short, well-groomed mustache. In the spirit of this awareness campaign, Matthews Police Chief Clark Pennington has decided to amend the department shaving policy for the month of November to allow facial hair in the form of longer mustaches, beards, and goatees. This freedom, however, will come with a price, to qualify for this, each officer must donate $25.00 to the Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Charlotte.
Sadly, one in nine American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, so Matthews Police felt that the Zero Cancer foundation would be an excellent choice to donate these proceeds to. This organization is a national nonprofit with several local partners that host a run/walk to help fundraising efforts. 

For more information regarding this Run/Walk, or to make a donation, please visit:

Weekly updates on growth and grooming issues will be provided on the officers that participate. There will be a public vote at the end of November for the officer with the best beard and goatee. These two winners will get a free shave from local Matthews barbers.

No Shave November


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