Bearded deputies support No Shave November

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Local law enforcement may be a little hairier this month, but it's all for a good cause.

The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department normally has a policy banning facial hair. Sheriff Billy Sollie is allowing his men to bend the rules a bit for "No Shave November."

If the men donate $10 per week to the Police Benevolent Foundation, they're allowed to grow a neatly-trimmed beard or mustache.

"It's just kind of fun to do for the department," Sgt. Clifford Holloway says. "We always have to constantly shave before work. So it was fun to do and a fun thing for morale around the department."

Some of the men are donating to the cause without growing any facial hair.

"I've said I'm going to pay my $40 because I'm not going to shave my legs for the month of November, and we'll just leave it at that and they won't know the difference," Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says.

The Police Benevolent Foundation helps officers and their families during hard times.