Wednesday March 12th
Tattoo Policy Notice for Police Applicants
The Great Falls Police Department has a policy related to tattoos and body art. Applicants considering employment are to be aware that this policy will have a direct impact on eligibility for hiring.
Tattoos or body art displaying the following are prohibited at all times:
- sexism or sexually suggestive or explicit;
- obscenity or profane;
- gang or drug related;
- undermining City or department values;
- political in nature.
Officers hired are prohibited from having tattoos visible on arms below the elbow or anywhere on their legs while on duty.
Tattoos on the following body areas are prohibited from view while on duty, and shall be covered at all times:
- hands and fingers
Body Piercing and Disfigurements:
Body piercing and intentional (decorative) disfigurement are prohibited from view. All piercings and intentional decorative disfigurements shall be covered while the staff member is on duty.
Note: There are exceptions for female police officers who may wear pierced earrings of modest design and does not violate more specific department policy as written.