Another US police department allows Sikhs to don turban, keep beard

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Prabjot Singh
By Asia Samachar Team | US |

Marietta, a city northwest of Atlanta, greets its first Sikh police officer with a turban and a beard.

The Marietta Police Department has announced that it will allow Sikhs in uniform to wear a turban and maintain the beard, according to the Sikh Officers Association (SOA). Prabjot Singh will be the first.

“Change in police will allow #Sikhs to serve your city and this country. Let’s all welcome Prabjot Singh to the blue family and wish him a safe and successful career. If you live in the surrounding areas, please visit the Marietta Police Department and thank them for change in policy,” SOA said in an entry at its Facebook.

Describing itself as a fraternal organization, SOA’s stated mission is to strengthen the relationship between Sikh Americans and law enforcement by promoting the Sikh values of justice, equality, and selfless service.

 

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