Ohio PD: Officers no longer need to cover up their tattoos

The department hopes the change will attract new recruits who may have been apprehensive about applying due to tattoo restrictions


By Sarah Calams

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A police department in Ohio has officially changed its tattoo policy.

Now, Middletown Division of Police officers are no longer required to cover up their tattoos. The policy change was shared on the department’s Facebook page. The department said they’re hoping the change will attract new recruits that “may have been apprehensive about applying due to the tattoo restrictions.”

The post has been liked nearly 3,000 times and has garnered close to 400 comments – most of which praise the new policy change.

“Finally! What took so long? Hopefully they will let officers have facial hair too. Keep up with the times. Welcome to 2022,” one Facebook commenter said.

The department ended their post saying, “Tattoos are a great conversation starter. If you see one of our tatted officers, say hello, have a conversation and get to know MPD.”

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