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Body Art/Tattoo Screening

Body Art/Tattoo Screening


The Prince William County Police Department has a standing policy in reference to body art and professional appearance. The Department defines body art as any body adornment or alteration implemented through the following techniques, which include but are not limited to: body piercing, tattooing, branding and mutilation. The policy does not include practices that are considered medical procedures by a state medical board.
The department does not accept any applicants with body art on the head, face, neck, ears, scalp, hands, or fingers.
The department may disqualify applicants who have inappropriate, offensive, or excessive body art. The department defines excessive body art as more than one visible body art on an arm or leg, while in any departmental uniform or civilian attire, and/or larger than the wearer's hand.
Applicants will be required to successfully complete a body art screening process during the application process.


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