05/17/2012

DC police to allow Sikh beards, turbans on duty

Department became the first major metro agency in the US to permit religious items worn on the job

New Indian Express

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sikh police officers in the American capital will be allowed to wear turbans, beards and other religious items while on the job.

The new uniform policy announced by Washington DC police Chief Cathy Lanier Wednesday makes it the first major metropolitan police department in the US to permit Sikhs to maintain their articles of faith.

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