Police get tattoo ban

Posted: October 17, 2012 in Law & Disorder
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Britain’s top ‘Old Bill’ has banned all Metropolitan Police recruits and staff from having tattoos on their hands, necks or faces yet it’s ok to have criminal records.

At least 944 serving officers and police community support officers (PCSOs) have a conviction, according to the figures released by 33 of the 43 forces in England and Wales in response to freedom of information requests in January. The numbers must be higher than this because 10 forces wouldn’t give any details.

The Met, Britain’s largest force, the one facing the tattoo ban, headed the list with 356 officers and 41 PCSOs with convictions.

The hyphenated Scotland Yard Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howee, no I haven’t made this name up, ordered a ‘tattoo amnesty’ in which anyone who already has marks on their hands, neck or face must declare them within weeks or be sacked.

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