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Here at the Portland Police Department, we pride ourselves on upholding long-standing traditions. As we enter Maine's bicentennial year, we recognize the world is a much different place than it was 200 years ago. The Portland Police Department is excited to announce a new policy change. Up until recently, the department has had a very strict policy regarding the visible display of tattoos while in uniform. In the past, tattoos have been viewed as unprofessional and unacceptable in professions across the country.
Today, tattoos are viewed more as a form of self-expression and are much more socially acceptable. By modifying our current tattoo policy, we hope to reach a new group of highly qualified applicants.
Professionalism is defined as “the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person" not by the art on your body. That being said there are still a few regulations in place. Face, neck and hand tattoos, with the exception of a ring on each hand, are prohibited. The Chief of Police makes the final decision as to what is allowed and what is not.
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