Members of the Syracuse Police Department responded to a different kind of call over the past two months. They were up to the challenge…in exchange for wearing pink badges, growing beards, and painting their fingernails.
Sergeant Colin Hillman says there was a certain feeling of freedom when male officers didn’t have to shave and female officers could paint their nails blue. Normally, both are prohibited.
"Telling the patrol cops they get to grow a beard for a month was great. As far as bolstering morale, it was very popular."