Phoenix Police Fight Tattoo Cover Up Policy
In an attempt to make the Phoenix Police look more professional the city has issued a new policy against tattoos stating no visible tattoos allowed and and officers must cover up tattoos.
The Phoenix police officer union (PLEA http://www.azplea.com/) is fighting the policy that is scheduled to take effect at the end of the month.
The department has allowed tattoos with no restrictions for over a decade however now officers will have to wear long-sleeved shirts or tattoo cover up if the tattoo is larger than a 3×5 card.
Mark Spencer, President of PLEA, says the city has the right to regulate a dress code, but says the problem is that it only targets cops. He adds that covering them up won’t make the city any safer. Phoenix city firefighters, water treatment and administrative employees will not have to follow the same tattoo cover up policy.