Norfolk Police Participate in No Shave November
From left, Norfolk Police Officers Ryan Jasset, Jon King, Jay Keen and Sgt. Joe Choiniere participate in No Shave November. (Photo courtesy Norfolk Police Department)
Members of the Norfolk Police Department took part in No Shave November to raise awareness around veterans and first responders’ mental health.
During the campaign, members of the department were allowed to forgo facial hair restrictions by donating an amount of their choosing to Scars and Stripes 1776, which is a veteran and first responder charity that focuses on mental health awareness. It is dedicated to those who have served the country or their communities and includes military, police, fire, EMS, corrections, and 911 dispatchers.
“I’d like to thank Officer Neil Nicholson and Sgt. Sam Webb for organizing this fundraising effort for Scars and Stripes 1776,” said Norfolk Police Chief Timothy Heinz. “We are very proud to be raising donations for such a worthy cause and look forward to partnering with them in the future.”
This is the first year that the Norfolk Police Department has raised donations for Scars and Stripes. To date, the department has raised $1,200 from the participating Norfolk Officers.
Next year, the department hopes to partner again with this organization and open donations up to the community.