OPD Participating in "Movember for November"
The Odessa Police Department is supporting men’s health awareness this year in the month of November by participating in Movember. Officers are allowed to donate to the Movember Foundation, and in return can grow a beard or goatee during the entire month of November. The Movember Foundation supports men’s health and research for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide by providing funds to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, LIVESTRONG Foundation, and the Prevention Institute. The Odessa Police Department has strict grooming standards, but understands the needs of health awareness. Our officers will be allowed to wear beards or goatees, as long as they are well kept with a mustache.
The Professional Peace Officer Association (PPOA) is also in support of Movember and will match whatever donations the Odessa Police Department employees raise.