Officers participate in ‘No Shave November’ for charity

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC) - If you see some rather hairy officers in West Memphis, it's for a good cause.

A spokesperson for West Memphis Police Department said officers are being allowed to grow out their facial hair if they raise $100. The effort is part of No Shave November--an annual campaign designed to raise awareness for men's health issues.

The $100 donations will be given to the "Shop with a Cop" program.

"We try to raise as much money as we can, and treat some kids that are less fortunate. I think this year, we've raised over $6,000 so far, which is pretty good," officer Matt Presley said.

The money raised so far will help 60 children; it's the largest fundraising total the department has ever reached, and there's still time to increase the funds.

DeSoto County Sheriff's Department is also doing a similar program.

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