Officers take pride in their mustaches and full-length beards, Londonderry police Lt. Timothy Jones said.
“It’s a way for guys to get their man card punched,” he said.
While Londonderry Detective Christopher Olson said he’s growing a typical beard, others have gone a step further — opting for mutton chops or even a monkey tail.
Jones grew a goatee, but shaved it off last week.
“I’m not a big facial hair guy,” he said. “It was too itchy and scratchy.”